In this department you find 100% vector art. Portraits, illustrations and paintings, logos, business cards, cartoons and technical art for educational purposes. Properly drawn vector art can be re-scaled to any desired size without loss of quality.
In this department you find pixel based art. Portraits and paintings. Creating pixel art is the digital technique that resembles analog painting the closest, in terms of manual dexterity, reflecting the artist's mindset in the artwork.
Affinity Publisher can do almost anything for print that InDesign can do in less time, with less effort, for a much, much lower one time fee. I use this program to create modern and eye pleasing documents of all sorts, including well structured and effective educational material.
This website is an example of what can be done in modern web design, i.e. Web 3.0 type of web building that allows free positioning of objects, unrestricted by the page grid and stacking order, which makes it possible for web designers to create next level sites. The program I used to create this website is the innovatively brilliant Nicepage .
A good logo must be eye catching and settle easy in the mind so that it is swiftly retrieved from memory along with accompanying information at a later point in linear / cyclical time.
Cartoons may have mild or extreme distortion of the subject's face as long as the likeness is preserved. If this criterium isn't met the usefulness of a cartoon goes out the window. In this compilation Elvis is on the left, Mr. Bean on the right and a mindless, brash Dutch TV celebrity idiot in the middle.
Complex vector illustrations I make in Affinity Designer, simply because there is nothing that can't be done in vector drawing programs that can be done in bitmap editors. The added benefit of vectors being unlimited scalability.
In a stack of business cards a well designed card must stand out and be picked first before the rest. I draw these in 2D and 3D vectors so the design can easily be changed later should this by any chance become a client requirement.
I have made many hundreds of technical drawings for educational purposes from scratch, both in 2D and 3D or a combination of them. I always place myself in the position of the student to create images that make sense to one in the process of learning.
A deep understanding of language - neurolinguistic programming & etymology, choice of words, sentence construction and cadence - is the best and effective way to convey a message persuasively. Language, even when appearing to be clear and unassuming, can conceal hidden aspects that affect the observer's subconscious. This is a well known fact in circles of advertisers and intelligence communities.
Since the early 1980's of the previous century I have been using airbrush guns to create art, among which is the difficult to tune and handle, but legendary accurate and versatile Paasche Turbo that I used to create this portrait.
Brush and paint have been the tools for many artists throughout the centuries and they still are today. Every now and then I pick up the hairy brush to swipe some paint on a real canvas. I don't feel tethered to a particular technique or style to create art.
If there is no electricity available to power the tools for certain types of art creation, (colour) pencils still work. My venture in the world of art creation started using charcoal, then moved to colour pencils, airbrush and finally the computer to create digital art. So far.