Real life and the joys of moving...

It's been a while since the last post and a lot has happened... I made the move back to Australia - after 6 years abroad, the cold, grey and wet just got to me. I was missing the sun and the warmth too much. In January I headed back to Tropical North Queensland.
It took a little longer to set things up - when you start pretty much from square one, it might not be much of a surprise. The phone and internet turned out to be a major problem as there are the provider and the independent service guy. Sadly they had their wires crossed a few times and it took way longer to get an internet connection up and running.

Just as things started to work, I did my back in... one silly move while helping friends with their garden. A week of half-assed rest and I was feeling ok... just to do it in again when picking up the trash to take it out... A week of proper rest, a massage, heat packs and some moderate exercise (mainly laps in the pool) and I am finally ok to sit at the computer again... Yes... I will look at a standing option as well... ;)

Now that I am settled in, I plan on posting again (regularly). The goal is to post once a week (preferably on Mondays) and again mid-week on the Affinity side of the blog, where I will post the tutorials done for Inkscape using Affinity Designer. As the tool does have some added features those tutorials will vary a little bit.

Starting today with a step-by-step tutorial on small buildings for town or map scenes... let's see if I can stick to it... ;) 

Chris Hildenbrand

2D game artist, pixelpusher, vector bender, face turner for over thirty years. I worked on more games than I can remember... The most recent release is "Super Crossbar Challenge" for iOS (Android coming soon) with Shattered Box, Fredbear Games and PlayPlayFun.


  1. It is good to see you're back. Although I am not an artist, I really enjoy your tutorials and learn a lot from them! Thank you very much for sharing your wisdom!

    1. Thanks, Maik! Comments like yours make it all worthwile... plus the fact that I do like the challenge of breaking things down into easy to follow steps.

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    1. Thanks! About time... I was getting rather annoyed with slow internet through a dongle... I did the next step today and ordered a proper work setp with 2 monitors and a 'small beast' of a machine... :)

  3. Glad to see you'll start posting again! Yours is the only blog I regularly check for new posts! Welcome back!

  4. Great news! Hope you enjoy in Australi.

  5. Glad to see you back at it, love the tutorials!