Yeah! I'm finally done with this! Now I can go back to doing lousy fanarts, or something!
To download the full .svg files, click the download button next to the image. Otherwise, you can view the .png versions online:
microUgly's Quick Guide to Inkscape
(must-read before you use my tutorial)
I. Foreword: why Inkscape?
II. Interface preparation
Inkscape is a truly awesome little program. I do suggest you try it out. Hopefully this tutorial will help ease up the learning curve a bit without forcing you to read the whole manual first. While it might seem complicated at times, once you get used to it the workflow becomes extremely smooth.
I originally wanted to somehow base the girl off some Inkscape theme, but didn't in the end save for adopting a dark+light color scheme. Ah well.
To those of you who can program, free drawing for anyone who implements one of the following into the current SVN:
- a perspective grid
- this feature here
- or some derivative of the "mask" function that basically works like masks except it leaves all areas outside the selection as Opaque, not invisible. Have it code an object that turns otherwise transparent areas into opaque white, or something, without forcing me to cover the whole picture up first manually. I want my easy editable (and visible! I don't want to have to cover the whole thing up first) holes! >: O
Any suck...err... any takers?!?! XP (warning: don't expect a Leonardo Da Vinci)
This tutorial is under a Creative Common license. I allow reproduction, reuse and derivatives of any or all parts of this tutorial, with or without explicit crediting, as long as the two following conditions are met:
- that the work be something to help promote Inkscape (which is the original purpose of this tutorial): better tutorial, presentation, article...
- that you do not outright claim authorship of the end product (that'd be lying). I'm not dead-set on getting credit or recognition, but I really don't want to have other people accuse me of "plagiarizing" My work. :S
Hope it helped. ^^