Creating an eyeball with vectors in Pixar style
I am back with a quick tutorial on creating an eyeball with Inkscape in a Pixar style.
It’s been a while since I posted the last tutorial and as usual, the reasons are plenty. My ongoing struggle with my health is a major reason. I have been feeling the progressive nature of my neural disease lately and it’s affecting my hands more than ever before. As an artist, having my hands feel like they are not his own is far from ideal. Brush, pen, pencil, marker, or mouse all seem to aggravate the pains and aches… but there is too much fun in doing what I am doing to let those stop me.
This is the first ‘basic’ tutorial to get back into the routine. I am trying a new, hopefully, faster and easier approach. Let’s see how it goes.
I haven’t had a chance to ‘play with’/ work in Inkscape since the long-awaited step up to version 1.0. I had a first go with some emoji designs for an Inkscape challenge on social media. Even my attempts to ‘push the limits’ still kept the software running okay and stable. I had a crazy amount of gradients, transparencies, and blurs in it and all I got is a slowing down. The problems with the complexity mainly showed during zooming and the final export to PNG.
In short, I am impressed with the way the tool has progressed.
Let’s get started
One of the elements people commented on with the emoji designs were their eyes. I chose a ‘simple’ eyeball in a style similar to Pixar movie characters. In this tutorial, I will break the creation down into easy to follow steps.