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  • Writer's picture Richard Littler

Vintage Comic Book Illustration Test

Updated: Aug 27, 2023

I created this line drawing several years ago but did nothing with it, so I thought I'd use it to test out Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo.

The great thing about working with Affinity is that you can quickly flip between vector and non-vector environments...

...This means that for people like me, who sometimes find vector graphics too slick, it's possible to 'age' the graphics as you go, to give them more of an analogue look.

I'm still stuck in the 20th century and graphics simply don't look authentic to me unless they're damaged by cheap printing technologies, years of mishandling and dirt. So, I decided to make the clean vector graphic look like a frame from 1950s or 60s comic book...

...Including the halftone separations!

I also applied this technique to an old drawing of myself as a child.

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