Hi, I’m Andy from Sydney Australia and I’ve worked in the film and TV industry for the past 16 years as a Concept Artist/matte painter/3D animator.
I use all the industry standard tools like Maya, Zbrush, Nuke and most of the Adobe products. Over the past year I heard about and started using Affinity Photo. It was talked about being the next best thing to Photoshop. So I went out and bought an iPad and Affinity so I could sketch on the go. I stayed with Serif’s Affinity Photo hoping that they would fix their on going bugs and mediocre brush engine. That didn’t happen. So I decided to tried ArtRage and Procreate, they didn’t make the cut either. Then a friend put me onto Artstudio just a couple of weeks ago.
I was instantly hooked by how close it was to Photoshop. I was actually blown away that there was an app that was the same as PS but with extra cool features in it, all on an iPad.
My library of brushes translated across which made me feel like I didn’t have to change the way I worked.
Im sold, so goodby Affinity Photo for ever.
Here’s some of my quick sketches if you’re interested.https://andysutton.artstation.com/