Creating characters for animation using real-life textures in Affinity with Tapocketa

Join award-winning illustrator and animator Trevor Young of Tapocketa as he works through his technique of creating characters for animation. With an eye for experimentation, Trevor utilises both Affinity Photo and Designer to create a character using real-life textures and drawn elements.

Trevor will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Friday, 29 May 2020 at 4pm BST to answer any of your questions.

He’s also provided the Affinity file used in the demo as well as a folder of textures so you can try your hand at his techniques. These can be accessed for free (personal use only) at

Trevor is one half of animation duo Tapocketa, which creates innovative and multi award-winning animated and interactive digital experiences. He has spent more than 15 years in the world of visual effects for feature films, working with some of the industry’s top directors such as Guillermo del Toro and Terry Gilliam. He’s also worked on some of the world’s biggest film franchises, including Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and Hellboy.

For more about Trevor and Tapocketa, follow the links below:

**Lockdown 2020: Affinity creative sessions**
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