I haven't illustrated in a very long time even though I started my career as an illustrator. I gave it up for a long time to focus on being a creative director for Animation and motion graphics.
I recently ( around Halloween this year) felt the urge to create some illustrations for fun and use it as a way to learn Affinity Designer better as a design tool.I've owned Affinity since the beginning but every time i used it I found it slowed me down since i've been using Adobe illustrator forever.
Also coming from a design background, I LOVE to include some sort of type in my work. While I have a lot more to learn about Affinity, It doesn't slow down my workflow anymore, and I can get out some ideas reasonably quickly.