3 Techniques for creating designs with isometric projection with Inkscape


Here is awesome tutorial by that explains 3 different techniques for creating artwork with an isometric projection using Inkscape. The techniques are: creating an Axonometric grid, Transforming objects, and creating 3D boxes. Depending on the type of design you are creating, you may use all three of these techniques in unison as well!

Be sure to also check out some of Olga’s awesome vector illustrations done using inkscape!

Free and Open Source Software internships for women

While not directly Inkscape related, the GNOME foundation recently announced that applications opened for the 2013 Free and Open Source Software internships for women.

For Designers that use Free and Open Source software (if you use Inkscape, that is you!), there are internships provided by both the Fedora project and the GNOME project that may suit you!

If you are intelligible to participate, be sure to spread the word about this awesome program.

A number of organizations are offering Outreach Program for Women internships from January 2 to April 2, 2013. The application deadline is December 3, 2012. The applicants need to get in touch with individual projects they are interested in working on and make a small contribution ahead of the application deadline.

The participating organizations are:

  • Deltacloud – abstraction layer for the differences between the cloud providers
  • Fedora – GNU/Linux-based operating system
  • GNOME – GNU/Linux-based desktop environment and applications
  • JBoss – Java-based application server and related projects
  • Mozilla – software that promotes the goals of the Open Web
  • OpenStack – cloud deployment and management software
  • Tor – anonymizing proxy network
  • Wikimedia – wiki software and infrastructure for Wikipedia and related projects

Participants will work remotely from home, while getting guidance from an assigned mentor and collaborating within their project’s team and the rest of the FOSS community. The projects include software development, system administration, web development, user experience design, graphic design, documentation, and marketing. The stipend for the program is $5,000 (USD).

Be sure to check out the page on the GNOME wiki that outlines how you can get involved.

Modifying your helicopter

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, did a follow-up tutorial on how to modify your vector helicopter, which is pretty easy thanks to the power of Inkscape and SVG!

Drawing a 2D Helicopter with inkscape

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!

Libre Graphics Meeting 2011

The call just opened for for all artists and developers in the open source graphics to submit presentation ideas for this year’s Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM)  in Montreal from May 10th  to 13th. To submit a talk proposal, add you idea to the page on the create wiki, or if presenting isn’t your thing, help the conference to remain free for participants by donating to the conference. Interested about what goes on at an LGM? check out all the videos from LGM 2010.




About LGM:

The Libre Graphics Meeting exists to unite and accelerate the efforts behind Free, Libre and Open Source creative software. Since 2006, this annual meeting is the premiere conference for developers, users and supporters of projects such as GIMP, Inkscape, Blender, Krita, Scribus, Hugin, the Open Clipart Library, and the Open Font Library who are gathered to work on interoperability, shared standards, and new ideas. Work at prior LGMs has pushed the state of the art in important areas such as color management, cross-application sharing of assets, and common interchange formats.