This is the next in the extensive series of tutorials from the fantastic 2D Game Art for Programmers blog. In this tutorial, Chris builds on his previous tutorial on gradients by explaining how to draw this awesome aquarium-type scene
This is the next in the extensive series of tutorials from the fantastic 2D Game Art for Programmers blog. In this tutorial, Chris builds on his previous tutorials by introducing the gradient tool, and goes though how to construct a cute jack-o-lantern, and a ship’s wheel.
In a follow-up to her previous tutorial on creating a female cartoon avatar with Inkscape, Olga Bikmullina explains how to draw a male version of the avatar. Be sure to also check out some of Olga’s awesome vector illustrations done using inkscape!
In another tutorial from 2D Game Art for Programmers, Chris builds on his previous tutorial by showing you how to create simple blocks suitable for 2D side scrolling platform games just using the square tool in inkscape
This tutorial also reinforces the fact that basically everything that you draw in inkscape is just a lot of simple shapes that are put together to create a masterpiece. Chris goes on to show an awesome example of this in his tutorial, by producing a drawing of a castle, then showing all the simple shapes he used to construct it.
Here is an old list of 10 of the Best Inkscape Tutorials from back in 2009. All the links should work now, again.
So, you have followed the tutorial posted a few days ago, and created a cartoon helicopter of your own in Inkscape.
However, you have decided to do some modifications to your vehicle, adding extra weaponry and gadgets. Luckily, Chris Hildenbrand did a follow-up tutorial on how to modify your vector helicopter, which is pretty easy thanks to the power of Inkscape and SVG!
Here is an awesome, detailed, step-by-step on drawing a side-view 2d helicopter by Chris Hildenbrand. Chris’ tutorials yield some impressive results, however they are aimed at intermediate inkscape users.
Update: After this tutorial, be sure to check out the next one in the series, that shows you how to modify your helicopter!
One of the most frequently asked questions from Inkscape users is “how do i crop an image or object?” The Clipping feature is by far the easiest and most versatile way to crop vector or bitmap/raster objects in Inkscape. This FAQ provides you with a step by step tutorial covering the basics of clipping.
Let’s start with our little monster friend that i downloaded from the Open Clip Art Library:
Here is another tutorial from libregraphicsworld describing how it illustrate an eye in the anime style.
Here is a set of free cartoon animal clipart that can be used for anything. All the images in this set are totally free can be used for any purpose and do not have any watermarks that will stop you from using them anywhere!
These cute animals are available over at the Open Clip Art Library. There are many more in this style than in the sample below, so head past the break for the entire list of animals in this set. As with all the artwork in the Open Clip Art Library, these SVGs are Public Domain, so you can do pretty much anything with them!
* Updated * Now there is a panda!
Here is another tutorial / in depth guide on creating cartoon characters by one of my favourite inkscape tutorialists, David Shaw. A while back, he published an awesome guide to creating a simple cartoon character in the tutorial Slime to Start.
This time he has created another in-depth guide to character creation with Inkscape, and this time the goal is to create a cute cartoon stick man with a style similar to the Order of the Stick by Rich Burlew. Once again, David goes into immense detail of his entire creative process, and the result is a great introduction to inkscape with an awesome result.
For those of you interested in cartooning in inkscape, make sure you check out the following screenshot by Inkscape artist / developer, John Bintz (of Moment of Clarity fame.) It outlines the workflow that John goes through tracing, tweaking and inking his cartoons. Note that the screenshot is done before the 0.46 paint bucket tool came out (which i am pretty sure john had a hand in developing) so cartooning in inkscape is even easier.
here is another great tutorial from kalaalog, in this one the entire workflow to illustrate a chinese style dragon, from concept sketches to finish product is outlined. This tutorial is in two parts, the link after the break links to part 1, and there is a link at the end of that to part 2 of this tutorial.
nicu has outdone himself again. Not only has he created a tutorial for creating cool pacman baddies, but he has again put his results into the public domain for all to download, and this time he has also done a screencast of his process… enjoy!
Here is yet another awesome tutorial from Nicu a great tutorial for creating RPG map symbols using inkscape. In this “How it was made”, Nicu outlines a workflow for creating a simple jailhouse RPG element. Nicu is a major contributor to the Open Clip Art Library, and he has placed a large collection (50+ drawings) of these RPG map symbols into the public domain. You can also download the whole package from his own clipart gallery. Comments and praise should be left at Nicu’s Blog post for this tutorial.
here is a simple yet effective procedure for drawing an axe using inkscape.
here is a tutorial for creating a cute pencil icon using inkscape.
This video tutorial demonstrates how to create a simple yet effective sheild icon using inkscape 0.45.
here is a tutorial by nicu that i have been waiting a long time for…
it is called: I can’t draw but I want to draw people faces (with Inkscape)
it is really cool, so check it out!
view this tutorial
here is a simple tutorial that show you how to use inkscape to create cartoony clouds.
here is a super-simple tutorial for creating a starfish character in inkscape.
great for a beginner to learn easy object manipulation.
here is a very nifty tutorial that shows you how to draw a pack of dynamite using inkscape. this tutorial has no step – by step instructions, but a whole lot of diagrams and arrows. it is a different approach to a lot of the tutorials out there, but i like it cos it makes you think a bit more.