Styled in homage to the decorative red paper cut-outs seen around the lunar new year, there were multiple exploratory goals with this project.
The first was to see exactly how suitable a ‘mobile device’ was for content creation. The past default go-to tool would’ve been pulling out the notebook, the mouse, and a graphics tablet (Wacom) for some of the premeditated tasks. I’m happy to report that Affinity Designer on a 2015 iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil has proven itself a compelling setup for allowing all-day untethered freedom.
Kudos to Affinity for honing a finger-gesture system that worked in perfect unity with the Pencil. (Lots of YouTube How-to videos on this). Isometric constraining objects, undo-ing, redo-ing, object copying became muscle-memory within the first session.
Next concern was that maybe the thin vegetation stalks would get obliterated by the laser’s kerf. There’s only one way to find out. YOLO!!!
Liking the results…
Everything came out intact!
A few quick coats of red from a rattle can…
and easy assembly with some wood glue.