Master of the macabre, Dracorubio is a Dutch photo compositor, photographer and digital artist. He uses photographs to create bizarre and magical worlds with their roots deeply entwined in pop-culture and mythology. With a background in 3D animation and VisualFX he teaches image compositing both offline and online and he created this awesome mummy for us in Affinity Photo for iPad. “My mind is an ongoing visual machine with a need to create and tell the stories that come to the surface.”
Igor Kozak aka. Rocketboy
If your Halloween tastes are a little more sinister and Lovecraftian then Igor’s ‘Trick or Treat’ will be right up your street! “I love my job and with Affinity Designer it has become even more pleasant and faster.” Based in Warsaw, Igor is father of a beautiful three-year-old daughter, master of isometric illustration and co-founder of Rocketboy Studio.
Boriana is fascinated by dark, weird and silly stuff, a perfect combination which shines through in this mystic repeat pattern she created in Affinity Designer. As a pharmacist, graphic designer and mum of three, she loves both science and art and squeezes as much drawing as possible into her spare time.
We had to feature a spider in our Halloween roundup—but how can you be scared of one this cute! Paul has been taking photos for over 40 years but recently started taking it more seriously. He loves to shoot macro, landscapes and portraits and does all his post-processing in Affinity Photo. This photo of a teeny tiny female Maratus speciosus is taken with a Canon 5D MKIII and Sigma 105mm macro lens with 68mm of extension tubes and diffused flash.
You can check out Paul’s other work on Instagram.
Hugo Marques aka. FakeFace
With a background in classical art and animation, Hugo’s passion lies in digital painting. He admits he had always had an aversion to vector-based software before discovering and falling in love with Affinity Designer for iPad. This illustration ‘Lost in space’ is only his third fully vector-based piece, we can’t wait to see what he makes next!
Check out more of Hugo’s work on Instagram.
Michael is a 28-year-old helicopter engineer from Austria, currently working in Abu Dhabi. Photography and artwork are a hobby that he started about a year and a half ago, initially working on landscape photography but now delving deeper into digital art and photo compositions.
“I got the idea for this picture, when I was sitting by my morning coffee in Abu Dhabi and realised how much I miss walking through the woods on a moody autumn day.”
Check out more of Michael’s work on Instagram.
Edwin Portalatin—ATROP Apparel
Edwin is 26-year-old Puerto Rican graphic designer and illustrator. He is passionate about illustration, clothing design and showcasing his art and screen-printing techniques through his clothing brand ATROP Apparel. Alongside his clothing brand he works in a screen-printing studio and takes on freelance projects.
Check out more of his work on Instagram.
Patricia Davies Boyce
Patricia Davies Boyce is a freelance photographer based in Philadelphia. She immediately fell in love with photography upon entering a darkroom two decades ago and learned the fundamentals on film, but digital is where she feels free to fully experiment.
Her studio work is largely centred around creative lighting using colour and modifying light with all sorts of random objects. “When I’m done shooting, I post process my work using Affinity Photo on an iPad Pro. I love being able to fully process a photo while sitting in the grass outside my home.”
Salestinus Sustyo is an illustrator and designer based in Surakarta, Indonesia. He loves working in vector and experimenting with different vector techniques. A story teller at heart, he enjoys creating cute and colourful characters, children’s book illustrations and illustrations for UI. We love his ‘Batman’ and ‘Trick or Treat’ illustrations which he created using Affinity Designer.
Juan Felipe Cadavid
Juan Felipe Cadavid is a Colombian product designer living in Berlin, Germany. He mainly focuses on UI/UX projects but has made illustration and animation part of his workflow and daily routine. He is a big fan of sci fi, video games and graphic novels, which is where he gathers much of his inspiration.
Do it yourself…
If the work above has left you feeling inspired to try your hand at some eerie photography or illustration of your own, there’s no better place to start than by checking out some of the amazing independent creators that make tutorials for Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer.
As the creator of Affinity Revolution, Ezra Anderson has made hundreds of tutorials for Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer and we’re looking forward to featuring an interview with him in the coming months.
When he’s not busy teaching new techniques for Affinity apps, we’re told he loves nothing more than sitting down with his wife to watch The Great British Bake Off.
Here he is showing us how to get that ‘undead look’ using Affinity Photo in his Halloween inspired make-over video!
Jhonatan S. Silva
Want to start the zombie apocalypse? Jhonatan S. Silva is here to show you how to get started! Jhonatan creates slick 2D mobile game assets, user interfaces, characters, and colourful worlds in Affinity Designer for iPad. In his free time he inspires other Affinity users by sharing how he creates his signature style.
East Coast Charm
The pick of the pumpkin patch, East Coast Charm is owned by graphic designer and illustrator Lindsey Slutz. She loves teaching others how to grow their design skills by teaching classes on Skillshare and YouTube. She’s known for her preppy style that comes organically from growing up near the coast of North Carolina.