Fun with squares
Inkscape Video Tutorial
Here’s the second tutorial ‘Continue the fun with squares‘ as a video tutorial. This time it’s all about squares as a building block for the game assets. Using the square as a shape and as a path (converted to manipulate the nodes) is an easy way to create art assets in Inkscape (or any other vector tool for that matter).
I am using Inkscape v.0.91 – a free and versatile vector drawing program. Get it here. I work on a windows pc. There might be small differences when using the program on Mac or Linux. It should be mainly shortcut keys and tool names. These changes should be minute though. You should be able to work them out easily.
The process used in the tutorial can easily be achieved in other vector tools like Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw as well. The commands might be named differently and sometimes the workflow varies a little but it should be fairly easy to follow the tutorial even if you use a different program.
This video is an introduction to using Inkscape’s basic square tool to get started with game art creation. The video shows how to create more complex shapes using squares as the starting element and rotate, skew and deform them.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. I will continue to record some of the older but still popular tutorials as video tutorials.