I love to learn. This is especially true when it comes to programs like Inkscape, and I’m so thankful for all the wonderful people out there providing Inkscape tutorials. I gain so much from others and appreciate the time they put into sharing their expertise with the rest of us. And the more I learn, the more I realize how much more there is to learn.
One of the places I go for Inkscape tutorials is a site called Very Simple Designs. Dakka, Syllie, and Brodie do a great job there and have some very helpful tutorials suitable for both the novice and experienced Inkscape user. After scouting around the website, I came across a tutorial for Spiro Swirls. Although I need to practice this new skill a bit, I was able to use it to create the idea of wind blowing around my scarecrow. I also found a tutorial showing how to use the Hatch function in the Path Effect Editor box. Although this drawing doesn’t really do justice to this feature, if you zoom up on the it you’ll see the hatch marks in the center of the flower. (If you’d like a free SVG of my Windy Scarecrow, just leave a comment letting me know and I’d be glad to share.)
I am so excited about these new things I’m learning and I can think of tons of ideas I could use them for. Who knows, I might even write a tutorial… just for the love of learning.