It’s Penguin-ing to look a lot like Christmas! Vector illustration with Gal Shir

Gal Shir is an awesome art director, designer, artist and Instagram star based in Tel Aviv. This Christmas, he has given Affinity Designer for iPad a try…

As well as setting up every designer’s friend, Colorhunt, Gal also posts amazing videos of his illustration process and he has gained quite a following on his YouTube and Instagram channels.

We’ve now joined the ranks of his disciples, so we were thrilled to get him to create this lovely ice skating penguin using Affinity Designer for iPad. Check out his full process here:

We love how Gal shows how intuitive it feels to draw in vector on the iPad, and we hope it gets you in the festive spirit!

If you’re looking for more illustration inspiration this holiday season, check out Gal’s awesome YouTube and Instagram channels.


This is our last post on Affinity Spotlight before Christmas. We want to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting Affinity Spotlight over our first year. We couldn’t have done this without all our amazing readers and contributors!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from everyone at Serif.


Artist relations
Charlotte is an illustrator and arts lecturer who is passionate about the creative industries and is now part of our artist relations team. Her interests include mid 20th century inspired design, comic books, board games, movie memorabilia, baking cakes, feminism and yoga. She shares her 1960’s home with her graphic designer husband and her toddler son who likes to hide her iPad. Get in touch with Charlotte if you have work you have made in Affinity apps to share with us, or tag your work with #madeinaffinity in the usual places.
Credits & Footnotes

Artwork and video created and owned by Gal Shir.