My Process –

I am a digital artist and have been working with digital art for over thirty years. I started working in the first versions of the CorelDraw Suite and moved on to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. My husband and I ran a t-shirt printing and promotional product company so at the beginning, most of my art was in vector format as the designs needed to be precise and printed on films for four color processing.

I am now working with Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo to further developing my skills in the digital world. The colors and textures I can create by layering and mirroring photos is like a creative playground, a digital kaleidoscope mirroring textures, shapes and colors from various photos and brushes.

In this piece that I titled “Images in Paris”

I started by creating the filter below by using a picture of a sunset and a sea creature

I played with it a little more and filtered it with a picture of the Notre-Dame and came up with this effect. I love the vivid colors and how it appears to glow from within.

I continued to work on the filter and layered in some trees for a nice texture

I continued playing with the filters, added a mirrored effect and layered in picture of the Sacre-Coeur

and a a picture of the Seine

If you look closely, you will see that I lined up the arch in the Sacre-Coeur with rose window on the west facade of the Notre-Dame.

I spent about six hours coming up with the final design. Not sure if I will mint this or not. I absolutely love the muted colors, there is something so ancient about it, however, I may save it to use in another design.

The image below is of my workspace in Affinity Photo. If you haven’t tried the Affinity products yet with Serif, they are just as powerful as the Adobe suite for a fraction if the cost, no subscriptions needed.