I can’t seem to find time to get posts done lately. But, if you’d like to see what I’ve been doing with Inkscape lately, take a look at my online store here, or my Facebook pages here and here. If you like what I have to share, please “Like” my Facebook pages.
I find drawing faces to be very challenging. We humans have so many different expressions and it’s difficult to replicate them. However, I have been practicing a bit so I thought I’d share a little of what I’ve learned.
Here is an infographic that shows how to draw a semi-realistic eyeball. I hope you learn something from it.
I’ve wanted to learn how to do screen capture videos for quite some time. It’s such a great way to make Inkscape tutorials. Well, I finally stopped procrastinating and took the time to figure it out!
I’ve created two now. The first tutorial will walk you through drawing this little birdie. I haven’t posted it yet because it still needs a little work. But I do have the second one here for you which will show you how to draw a tree branch.
I use this method quite a lot in my drawings. Look here for a tree I drew. In this example used stroke with no fill to give it a “sketched” appearance.
I hope you enjoy my tutorials and learn something new about Inkscape.
As I’ve mentioned before, I enjoy photography. I especially love to take photos of small things…. little bugs, tiny flowers, an unusual leaf… the kind of things many people walk right by without a notice.
If you’ve traveled much, you may have seen me. I’m the photographer crouched down snapping a picture of a small, barely noticeable flower while standing at the edge of the majestic Grand Canyon! My husband thinks I’m a little nuts… and I suppose he’s right. But what fun is it to shoot pictures of what everyone else is looking at? Of course I’ll take a photo of the canyon. But what I really want to do is capture what others miss. Our Creator has given us so much more to enjoy if we take the time to look beyond the obvious.
Drawing with Inkscape is just another way for me to express what I see everyday. There are times when I want to illustrate the obvious… like photographing the Grand Canyon. But I’ve found that what I enjoy most is drawing things the way eye see them… with a sense of “Whimsical Wonder”!
If you’d like an SVG file of my Cone Flower shown here, click here. I have begun a small collection of free clip art that can be downloaded for your personal use. This particular illustration was drawn in such a way that it would be appropriate to cut and use for scrapbooking or card making. However, you are free to edit it in any way you like for your own purposes. If you enjoy any of my clipart, please let me know how you are using it.
One of the keys to making things look a little more realistic when drawing in Inkscape is using Gradients. Gradients add dimension to your drawing and the appearance of more natural lighting. (I have much to learn when it comes to using this function effectively, and I plan to explore it further… so stay tuned!) I use simple Gradients frequently in my drawings to “spruce them up” a bit. Take a look at the image below and you’ll see that I’ve added a Gradient layer to each of the keys.
Click here to see my latest tutorial. It will take you step by step through the process of drawing an image of a key. In addition to applying Gradients, you’ll practice using the Alignment feature, which is something I use A LOT!