Here is a neat little workflow tutorial on creating a cartoon cactus using Inkscape. Most of the steps in this tutorial are pretty simple, using simple path manipulations, boolean operations and the circle tool to draw and simply shade your very own cactus.
Here is a tutorial on drawing a candle in a candle holder using Inkscape. Using basic inkscape fundamentals like the circle tool, the pencil tool and boolean operations, you will learn to draw this neat simple cartoon candle. In addition, you will learn how to edit your candle image to make a few frames that can be used to create an animation. (note that Inkscape itself cant do animation though)
Learn how to draw this adorable little pink elephant using inkscape. This a great tutorial to learn some of the basics of inkscape including the circle tool, using basic Boolean operations to create simple shading, and some creative use of the spiral tool to make the elephant’s trunk.
Here is a great tutorial for Inkscape on using gradients, blur and opacity to create a simple landscape scene with misty, cloudy hills in the background.
Here is a super simple way of creating an egg shape oval using the Circle / Ellipse tool, and a little known feature of the Node Tool, called Node Sculpting.
Draw a circle
First up, use the circle / ellipse tool to draw a circle. Remember to hold down the control key on your keyboard to make sure it is a perfect circle.
Convert the circle to a path
Use the select tool to select your circle, and convert it to a path with Path > Object to Path. Now when you switch to the node tool, you will see your 4 nodes of your path.
Sculpt the Nodes
Using the Node Tool, select all the nodes in your circle path either by dragging a box around them, or using the keyboard shortcut Control + A. Now press the alt key on your keyboard, and click and drag the top node of the shape. Your simple egg shape is now complete!
Check out Tav’s book for more information on Node Sculpting
Here is a super quick tutorial on how to draw pacman in inkscape. This tutorial is short and sweet, but is a great introduction on how to use the circle/arc tool in Inkscape.
Here is a 8-class lesson plan & curriculum by Máirín Duffy for teaching the basics of Inkscape to primary school children. (the class was specifically designed for teaching a US 7th grade class.) The course is themed around the students creating a logo for their fake rock band, and then creating different items based on that logo, such as posters and t-shirts.Each of the 8 lessons has a bunch of resources to run the class, including lesson plans, student handouts and exercise sheets to print out and give to the students during the lesson.
All the resources and course outline is available on this page. Máirín has already tested and run this class on a class of 7th graders, and blogged about the progress of each day — well worth a read too if you want to see how well this class performs in real life.
Even though this class is aimed at 7th graders, following along the course is also a great introduction to the basics of Inkscape for kids of all ages.
Here is a neat two-part tutorial explaining how to draw a cute cartoon tractor. This tutorial has both written instructions and screencasts, so whatever your favourite way of consuming inkscape tutorials is, it should have you covered. The tractor that you learn how to draw in this tutorial is also featured in a neat little game that is currently being developed called Tractor Trample.
Here is another tutorial from, where you learn how to design a star-shaped badge motif with a bendy banner laid over the top. This tutorial is also a great explanation for different ways to put text on curves, bending paths with live path effects, and using the interpolate extension to easily make a line of the same objects.
Here is a neat tutorial on creating a simple chat icon using inkscape by . It uses a lot of the essential basics of using inkscape, so some basic knowledge of Inkscape features is required, but
Here is a neat tutorial that uses both Inkscape and GIMP to create a bunch of puzzle pieces from a single image. The tutorial also uses an extension that is not included in Inkscape by default, so to do this tutorial, you will also learn how to install extensions for Inkscape.
In this tutorial, learn how to draw vector ropes in Inkscape using the Pattern on Path path effect with inkscape. This technique is super useful for drawing a whole bunch of different vector assets with inkscape, like rope or laurel wreaths or anything that has a simple shape that is repeated along a path.
Lets get started!
Here is a awesome tutorial on creating a simple button for your next user interface in Inkscape. The author assumes that you have a basic grasp of Inkscape before using this tutorial, there are no screenshots of which buttons to press. It is simply a explanation of the workflow used to make this button.
EPS import works out-of-the-box for most inkscape users on Linux, however, on Windows EPS support does not work by default. It is possible with manually installing software called ghostscript, and tweaking a few settings. This tutorial explains in detail how to get EPS import working for Inkscape for windows.
Here is great tutorial on creating simple water droplets in inkscape. It demonstrates the use of the the ellipse tool, basic node editing to create shapes and using gradients to emulate light and depth.
In this tutorial, you are going to learn a technique in inkscape to create a soft, feathered background.
The beauty of this technique comes from the fact that it relies heavily on clones, and live path effects. You spend a little time rigging up the effect, and then you can fluidly change the clone originals to update the result.
A bit confused? Just follow the steps, and hopefully everything will become clear!
Here is tutorial that covers some awesome text tricks with inkscape
Here is a neat little trick i just discovered. These designs are just done using the Inkscape spiral tool, and a dashed stroke! Once you try it out, be sure to leave a comment showing off your spiral design!
How it is done:
Here is a detailed tutorial showing how to create a scene from minecraft in isometric projection using inkscape. The tutorial primarily uses inkscape’s axonometric grid to create shapes in the isometric projection.
Here is a quick workflow on how to create a cartoony pirate with inkscape. This tutorial is not super-detailed but outlines the steps the author took to create the pirate artwork below:
Guides (or Ruler Guides) are lines that can be placed on the document, useful for lining up and snapping elements. Guides can be a little non-discoverable in inkscape, so this article gives you a few quick tips to get the most out of guides in inkscape.
1. Quickly creating a guide
A guide can be quickly created by clicking on either the vertical or horizontal ruler, and dragging onto the canvas. If you drag from close to where the corners meet, an angled guide will be created:
2. Converting a path to Guides
Any object or path can be converted to guides Using Objects > Objects to guides (or keyboard shortcut Shift + G)
3. Deleting a guide
To Delete a guide, hover the mouse cursor over the guide, and press the Delete key on the keyboard.
4. Rotating a guide
To rotate a guide, hover over it with the mouse, and press the Shift Key. The cursor will change to a rotate cursor. Click and drag the guide to rotate it. Additionally, you can hold down the Control Key to restrict the rotate to 15 degree chunks.
5. Changing the colour of a guide
**Update** – thanks to twitter user @daishi424 for pointing out that the guide colour change is only in inkscape 0.91 (as yet unreleased) and newer versions of inkscape
To change the colour of a guide, double click the guide to bring up the Guideline dialog. Click the colour switcher button under the Label field to change the colour of the guide
6. Labeling Guides
**Update** – thanks to twitter user @daishi424 for pointing out that the guide labeling is only in inkscape 0.91 (as yet unreleased) and newer versions of inkscape
The Guidelines dialog (shown when you double click a guide) also allows you to set labels to your guides. These Labels are shown on the guide at the Guide Origin (the small circle that is on every guide)