Chris Hildenbrand's Blog - 2D Game Art for Programmers - a cute animal and the use of the align tool The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. After the last [post] which was a little bit on the extreme and complexe side here is a nice change. Creating a cartoon sty animal using mainly circles and making good use of the align tool.
Getting Started With the Powerful Inkscape Graphics App by Sam Dean - Mar. 14, 2011Comments (3) When it comes to open source graphics tools, GIMP gets a great deal of attention, and there are many free online resources available for it, but if you're in search of a free drawing and illustration tool that can compete with Adobe Illustrator and is increasingly useds by web designers for effects, logos and still graphics, give Inkscape a try. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, and is well-known as a powerful and flexible drawing and vector editing application.
Birdy tutorial How to draw a bird in Inkscape? I realized that it's better if I start in the middle of Inkscape design and I can demonstrate useful tools through it. In fact, this was the way I created my first drawigns in Inkscape. This tutorial can be found under Chris Hildebrand's name on gamasutra.com. This can be quite useful to those who need Inkscape for drawing 2D game characters.
35 Tutorials to create amazing Vector Graphics using Inkscape Inkscape is a free vector graphic design alternative software similar to Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw, only it doesn’t cost you a penny. It is maybe not as powerful as its higher priced rivals, but certainly powerful enough to design high quality vector graphics. If you are looking to venture into vector design, I recommend using Inkscape first, learn as much as you can and then if you need something with more kick splash out on Illustrator. Create a Light Bulb Icon Creating a Coffee Cup
Chris Hildenbrand's Blog - 2D Game Art For Programmers - Part 2 The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. After the initial playing around with circles and squares, learning a little bit about the fills and combining objects [part 1] , I would like to move on to a basic scene. Having more fun with gradients: Let's take the gradient fill to the next level and work with colour and alpha to create a simple underwater background. a Quick Guide to Inkscape This is a guide is for artists or hobbyist who are already familiar with one vector drawing application and are looking to try Inkscape. Even if this isn't you, you might still find this guide useful. It will hopefully be a good quick reference to help users overcome the hurdle of getting to know a different application, reveal some of the differences with other vector drawing applications, and highlight just a few of Inkscape's lesser known or more attractive features.
Chris Hildenbrand's Blog - 2D Game Art For Programmers - Part 3 The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. After the initial playing around with circles and squares, learning a little bit about the fills and combining objects [part 1] and the playing around with gradients to set a scene [part 2] it's time to get to the fun stuff. Chris Hildenbrand's Blog - 2D Game Art For Programmers - Part 5 The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. Having covered the basics in [part 1], [part 2] and [part 3] and getting a little sidetracked in [part 4] I finally worked on the animation tutorial. I decided to alter the approach and use a slightly more complex character with all the parts that make up a human [rather than join legs and arms into one object the way I set up the character in part 3]. I should state that this is just one way of doing animations.
2D Game Art for Programmers: October 2011 Let's get started on a simple 2D character. There are a lot of resources and tutorial out there on character creation and animation - most of which written by and for artists and animators. I will try and break in down to simple elements and easy to follow steps. Note:Some of the techniques used in this tutorial have been covered in earlier post. They should help you working your way through this a little bit more complex tutorial. It's time to start getting creative.
10 Tips For Creating Good Looking Diagrams Using Inkscape After multiple attempts to find a good free diagraming application I think I have found a decent solution. I'm not creating enough diagrams to justify buying something expensive and I don't feel like finding a graphics designer to make Dia diagrams prettier. If you have a Mac you are probably not in as bad a situation since you can buy OmniGraffle for $79. But for those of us without a Mac or who are just very cheap I think the best solution starts with Inkscape. I've put together a list of 10 tips that will help make better looking diagrams with Inkscape. Back to School: 28 Easy Inkscape Tutorials No matter how advanced or novice of an Inkscape user you may be, the basics are absolutely essential. Let's go over some of the best Inkscape tutorials and courses to get caught up on everything you need to know. There's plenty of tools and methods to become overwhelming, so these are the tutorials you'll want to take a look at for learning the foundation of Inkscape.