Fun with Inkscape!

 

For the last couple of weeks I have been learning the basics/experimenting with ‘Inkscape’ – an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X. I used to use Illustrator while I was at university, and enjoyed the ‘trace’ function which allowed me to turn my illustrations into vector images, and luckily Inkscape has a similar function.

While I was messing around with the ‘stars and polygons’ tool, I ended up accidentally making shapes like this:


stars

This has kind of got me wondering how I could use images I’ve designed with Inkscape and apply them to embroidery or pattern design… hmmm…

Anyway,

The reason I wanted to get to know my way around Inkscape is that I had recently been asked to design a logo for a permaculture group. This is what I have experimented with so far:

pencilLPN

I blacked this image in with pen before scanning it in, then used the ‘trace’ function and tidied the image up:owllogo

I’ve adjusted the spacing between some of the paths by using the path and ‘node’ functions. I think it looks pretty nice in green:

owl.bmp

I’ll have to wait and see what the verdict is!

Update: They liked it 🙂

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5 responses to “Fun with Inkscape!

  1. Lawrie

    Really love this log Nim. Top work!

  2. Sam

    Love the logo, it’s really inspired me to have a go with InkScape thanksX

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