I’ve been creating vector graphics from scratch for a long time. For many years I used Corel Draw but now I’ve switched over to Affinity Designer (and the rest of the excellent Affinity Suite for photos and publishing layout.)
Column Spirals series
These columns were initially designed to be printed 5 feet high (1.5 meters) or even bigger, although they also look great at smaller sizes. Each image is comprised of thousands of semi-transparent layers, arranged and rotated to create the spirals in the image.
The square images below are close-up details from each of the full rectangles above.
Zero Point is composed entirely of text. There are no lines or shapes anywhere, except for the background colour which has a graduation from bright light to deep blue.
The title “Zero Point” refers to the field of infinite creativity and energy that underlies all that we see (and all that we cannot see as well). What if this field were a source of endless blessings?
The second image is a closer detail from the first.
The original is designed to be photo quality at 2 feet square (60cm square) and can go bigger.
May all beings be blessed with peace
May all beings be blessed with joy
May all beings be blessed with safety
May all beings be blessed with love
May all beings be blessed with sustenance
May all beings be blessed with community
May all beings be blessed with friendship
May all beings be blessed with happiness
May all beings be blessed with fulfilment
May all beings be blessed with relief
May all beings be blessed with prosperity
Angel Triptych (so far)
This pair of images was started in 2013 using Corel Draw, followed by a third image which is not complete.
Unfortunately, before it was finished my previous MacBook died (taking with it my ability to continue using Corel’s ancient Mac version of Draw). Now that Corel have finally released Draw again for Mac, there is a possibility of the triptych being completed.
This Epiphone guitar is another Corel Draw creation from 2009. It is all vector shapes apart from the woodgrain texture. It is a copy of a real instrument which belonged to a friend at the time—may you rest in peace, Ollie.
I will add detail pictures when/if I get a copy of Draw for Mac running again and can open the original file.