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Vinyl Decal on Framed Prints

Written By: eyedrawit - Sep• 25•15

vinyl decal on glass close upI am honored to have been asked by Team KNK to join the group of awesome designers on their blog. Check out my latest Team KNK post and see how to make a framed print “pop” by adding a vinyl decal to the glass.

To see some of my other Inkscape Projects, look here. All of my designing is done in Inkscape.

Happy drawing!

Laurianne

Inkscape ~ Add Detail with a Wacom Tablet

Written By: eyedrawit - Feb• 22•15

 

Wacom examples for Eye Draw It post

Here are a couple of whimsical drawings that illustrate how I can add detail to my drawings with my Wacom tablet and pen.  The second example is an illustration I finished a year or so ago. I liked it but it needed something more. You can see all the added detail in the updated version.

Of course, most of this I could do with a mouse, but it would be very tedious and I don’t think I have the patience for that. It’s so much easier to add detail with a Wacom pen and tablet. I’m pretty happy with how I’m able to give my drawings more of a hand drawn look now that I have the drawing tablet.

I love Wacom!

Happy drawing.

Laurianne

Inkscape and Wacom Intuos Pro

Written By: eyedrawit - Jan• 11•15

I bought myself a new Wacom Intuos Pro… with a little help from birthday and Christmas gifts. Most of my Inkscape drawings start with vector shapes; it’s a little difficult to do much sketching with a mouse. And, I never have been very good at sketching with a pen and paper. However, I really like using a few freehand lines to add interest, and give my drawing a bit of that hand-drawn effect.

Eye Draw It Bird Sketched

Eye Draw It Bird Sketched

Here is an illustration of my little Eye Draw It birdie, modified with some small strokes created using my new Wacom Pen and Tablet.

Happy drawing.

Laurianne

Banana Split ~ Free Inkscape SVG

Written By: eyedrawit - Dec• 19•14
Christmas Banana Split

Christmas Banana Split

It must be the diet I’m on that made me draw something so yummy looking. Actually, I drew this for Inkscape – Draw Freely Facebook Group challenge. The theme for this week is banana. If you’d like a free SVG, click here.

Happy drawing.

Laurianne

Drawing People with Movement and Expression

Written By: eyedrawit - Nov• 10•14
Illustration of Pilgrim girl holding vegetables, drawn in Inkscape

Pilgrim Girl with Vegetables

The past couple of days I’ve had some time to do a little Inkscape drawing. I find it difficult to draw people that look natural so that is what I’ve been working on. Our brains are wired to pick up minute details in the faces of people, so we can tell right away when a drawing doesn’t look quite right. My people tend to look stiff and usually have a “deer in the headlights” look. Not good!

You can see looking at the Pilgrim Girl to the left, how stiff she looks.  She also has a “dazed look” to her eyes.

I’ve joined a couple Inkscape groups on Facebook and one in particular seems to be very helpful. The Inkscape- Draw Freely group has some very talented people who are willing to give suggestions and have given me some ideas to try.

Inkscape illustration of girl standing by a tree on windy day. Text says, "We cannot comtrol the wind, but we can adjust the Sail.

Girl in the Wind

After doing a little research and trying some suggestions, I did another drawing, making sure to use more curved lines and making some subtle changes to the eyes. I like the result much better, although I realize I still need more work on expressing emotion/ facial expression.

Also, take a look at the girl’s shirt and face and you will see that I used Inkscape’s Paint Bucket tool to add dimension. By filling in the same area multiple times with slightly different shades, I was able to achieve some depth.  Each time I added a layer with the Paint Bucket, I increased the amount of shrink. I like the way it worked and I think it gives it a bit of a water color effect.

Happy drawing.

Laurianne