Pixel images are bound to the resolution at which they were created for best results. Re-scaling them will cause the image to become blurry, have jagged edges and colour shifts, especially when they are increased in size. If re-scaling is not necessary, pixel pushing is the fastest way to create a realistic image. Affinity Photo has brilliantly customizable brushes and filter effects that speed up progress. Like its vector drawing sibling Affinity Designer it is 100% parametric and has an infinite number of Undo functions and a History panel that allows accurate editing of images. It has the potential to dethrone Adobe Photoshop in the near future where it concerns functionality and most certainly where it concerns purchasing price - 50 USD gives you license ownership and 3 free upgrades compared to Adobe's horrendously costly subscription policy. For that price it is an absolutely superb program.
Pixel painting of Al Pacino; the first hyper realistic painting I made. Started in Corel PhotoPain(t) until it began crashing and then continued in Affinity Photo. The latter's options to customize brushes is magnificent. It causes texturing to be a lot less time consuming while bearing on to produce very realistic results. I probably should have made the background transparent, but since this was my first realistic portrait, I forgot to do that. I may correct this in a different way using Affinity Photo's Selection Brush and Refine option if I have the time.
Pixel portrait of Willie Nelson. I was looking for a well known face that had challenging facial traits to paint. No wonder I ended up with this bloke. He earned a fifth degree black belt in a Korean martial art at the age of 81..... So, it's not just his face that is interesting.
Pixel portrait of Steven Brown, a man who just cannot stand injustice and fights against it every second of his life. Often portrayed as an (ex) criminal in the corrupt Dutch lamestream media, but without a wrap sheet in reality. Posts his well founded opinion in his blog often that you find here.
Pixel portrait of No Surrender MC founder and president who currently is illegally incarcerated by the utterly corrupt Dutch legal system on order of criminal politicians without a provable legal reason whatsoever justify his detention. The Netherlands is one of the last 3 remaining European nations that remains under total cabal control. In other EU countries the cabal has either already been ousted or is in the process of being kicked out, even if the bribed corporate media does not report this.
This is a work in progress - the tattoos have not yet been applied - because I started this portrait in Corel PhotoPain(t) that at some point began to crash continuously. I could fortunately export it to psd-format and import that in Affinity Photo while the layer structure was flawlessly preserved. I will complete the portrait as soon as I have the time.
'Peace pipes & Winchesters' pixel painting created in Corel PhotoPaint until it crashed and then continued in Affinity Photo. Inspired by Howard Terpning's 'Telling of legends'. The dimensions of this painting are width x height = 150 x 72 centimeters, painted in 300 dpi. Click here to see the most part of the painting's progress sequence. It isn't completed yet.
'Tribe gathering' pixel painting created in Corel PhotoPaint until it crashed and then continued in Affinity Photo. Inspired by yet an other Howard Terpning painting, although I used only part of it as a reference. The dimensions of this painting are width x height = 100 x 76 centimeters, painted in 300 dpi. Click here to see the painting's progress sequence.