Drawing Apple With Inkscape

Apple Inkscape

One morning I played with Inkscape tool mesh, which I hadn’t used before. I once tried, but I didn’t really understand it. But then I discovered this tutorial and decided to try it again by drawing an apple. I used the apple from this article, which I later found out to be a political one (Trump alert!). At first my apple looked like this:

Apple in progress

Not exactly what I wanted it to look (I need to learn this mesh thing more), so I used my previous knowledge and improved it. I added light and shadows and hundred little dots. And I must admit I’m quite satisfied with the result:

Drawing Apple With Inkscape

Of course it doesn’t look exactly like the original. One my co-worker even said that mine looks like a rotten apple. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ But as Inkscape is not the tool for digital painting, I think it’s quite fine. What do you think?

 

And thank you for visiting. I hope that you all have beautiful summer. Here in Estonia it has been really warm and sunny almost a month already. I wish it’s going to rain soon, because farmers and forests need it, but until then, I enjoy the beautiful weather. πŸ™‚

 

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The Spring

The Spring

 

Last year, in April, I posted an unfinished picture about the Spring as a young girl planting. I had a plan to finish it later, but I wasn’t sure how to do the background. Now, more than one year later, I finally finished it. I hope you like it. πŸ™‚

Thanks for the visiting! πŸ™‚

 

“Papercut” Foxes

Papercut Foxes

Pair of digitally made “papercut” foxes. I love this technique. I love how it seems like it’s made with paper, yet it’s made with Inkscape like most of my other works.

I was inspired by fantastic Estonian artist Eiko Ojala, whose digitally made papercut illustrations have achieved worldwide acclaim. His clients include, for example, Intel, IBM, New York Times and Washington Post. You can visit his website to see yourself how amazing his work is: www.ploom.tv.

Thanks for visiting! πŸ™‚

Air Pollution

Air Pollution man wearing gas mask containing plants illustration Inkscape

 

In the last post I wrote that if I want to become better artist I need to learn more. Therefore I borrowed some books from the library about the basics of drawing and watched some Youtube videos that teach how to use watercolours properly.

However, I haven’t reached very far with my studies yet, because not long after I finished previous post I started playing with a new idea and I couldn’t get it out of my head.

I wanted to write this post about air pollution and US withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement (which was the reason why this picture was born), but my head has been empty recently. Therefore, after two weeks of waiting, I decided I post it without the long story.

Hope you like it!

 

Drawing With Inkscape

Drawing With Inkscape illustration

In one of my post I mentioned that I recently changed my job. Previously I worked in cafe but now in a library. The last one suits me much better, because I love books. I must admit that I love food too, but I prefer to eat it myself, not to “feed” other people. πŸ™‚

Nowadays many libraries are not focused only on books. For example it’s important for libraries to offer free access to computers and the internet. In library where I work we even make these short user trainings, where we, for example, teach older people how to use computer or smartphone. My favourite is teaching drawing tablet. πŸ™‚ Among other things, this November we start class for children where we teach them computer graphics. And in the first meeting I’ll show children how to use my favourite program Inkscape, with what I have made most of my drawings. It’s my first time to do something like that and I’m so thrilled. But at the same time, little nervous too. I hope that I am able to show children how interesting Inkscape is.

And to inform children of our class we needed a poster. I didn’t make it. But for the poster we needed a picture to show to the children what the class is about. And that’s what I did. πŸ™‚