My entries for the ‘Inkscape – About Screen 1.2 contest’
I have been playing around with Inkscape in time for the ‘About Screen v1.2’ contest. It was good fun and I got a little carried away.
The first design is close to ‘my style’ cute and colourful. I draw fun little monster sketches all the time to add to messages, emails, and letters to my grandkids. I used a lot of clipping masks, blurs, and gradients in this one. It was a little bit of a change to the Affinity Designer workflow I got used to lately but Inkscape did allow me to get my idea into shapes without too much hazzle. I was pleasantly surprised and Inkscape turned out to be a lot of fun – hence the title ‘Joy!’ for this one.
With some time to spare – and temperature in tropical Queensland way too high to do much outside [no bike rides for a while – 40C is not my idea of fun] – I created a second design in a different style and a very different idea. Inkscape made it a little harder to pull this one off as I forgot how adjustment layers in Affinity Designer spoil me when it comes to quickly changing and adjusting colours to the whole design or large portions of it.
I had a lot of fun working in Inscape on these contest designs and I hope you like what I came up with. Check out the rest of the entries and cast your vote for the illustration that will appear in the ‘About Screen’ of the next release of Inkscape.
All the entries:
and the voting page: