August 10, 2022


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Illustrating with textures in Affinity Designer with Tiago Galo

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Architect turned award-winning illustrator Tiago Galo uses his Lockdown 2020 session to show how he uses textures to achieve his inimitable style.

Tiago will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Sunday, 24 May 2020 at 4pm BST.

He’s also provided the textures he uses for free, so you too can experiment with them in your illustrations. These are available at:

Tiago Galo is a Portuguese illustrator based in Lisbon. He started his work as an illustrator collaborating on small fanzines and exhibitions, before finishing his degree in architecture at Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. After some years working as an architect, some soul-searching led him back to illustration, and since then he has worked with Google, Wired Magazine, Financial Times and Vogue Magazine, among others.

You can check out more of Tiago’s beautiful work at:

**Lockdown 2020: Affinity creative sessions**
Stay tuned to the official Affinity YouTube channel as every day in May at 4pm BST we will be premiering inspirational creative sessions for Lockdown 2020. The sessions will be led by top creatives who use Affinity or one of our in-house product experts and give you the chance to follow along as incredible artists, illustrators, designers and photographers work on a project using the apps.

We will be announcing the details of each daily session on our social channels, so make sure you’re following us on Instagram (, Twitter ( and Facebook ( to stay updated.

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