Posted 09.11.2015 @ 7.18PM
Not seen Sketchapp before but I'll give that a look @Bjarni.
I keep seeing and hearing good things about Affinity and how designers/illustrators have dumped AI for it and not looked back.
I tend to use AI's more basic features and apart from a few things, I was just as happy/unhappy using CS1 and CS2.
When I moved from Freehand to AI I found AI pretty awkward to use for basic tasks (I still do if I'm honest) although the end results were better.
I'm looking forward to hearing how someone I know goes on with it as the above links stem from the same design site and I'm not sure how "sponsored" they are.
Posted 06.11.2015 @ 9.40PM
I've just been taking a look at Affinity as an alternative to Illustrator which is a bit of software I have a love/hate relationship with.
I've been hearing some very good things about it, that it's intuitive, easy to use, packed with features, compatible with other packages, no need for an expensive subscription and compared with AI, it's a snip to purchase.
Best of all it's stepping on Adobe's toes who've monopolised the market and have everyone over a barrel.
Unfortunately, my old Macbook (Frankenstein) is a bit long in the tooth to run it otherwise I'd have bought it but when Frank does eventually go to Apple Heaven then I think I'll deffo give it a try as it seems to tick all my boxes.
Anyone tried it yet and if so, what are your thoughts?
Posted 10.11.2015 @ 10.45AM
I haven't switched to either but my understanding is that Sketch is geared towards UI design (so replacing Photoshop in that way) whereas Affinity is an Illustrator competitor. @scotty in your case I think it's Affinity you want to try rather than Sketch.
Posted 24.08.2015 @ 8.22PM
@Scotty - The wall still looks awesome. At least there's the hand in there somewhere with the spraypaint, way better than just using vinyl.
I think the trick is just getting the right consistency with the gouache. I find it actually needs quite a bit of water added to it, and a pretty wet brush to work with. I tried to watch a tutorial, but the guy was using it straight from the tube with absolutely no water, and it confused me.