If you can even call it a tutorial… Enough people asked about how I generally work my stuff in Inkscape (which is quite flattering, I must say) so I've decided to whip up a bit of a how-to to explain things. Before anything, I need to emphasize I’m one of those lazy bums who never bother to read tutorials unless it’s an absolute necessity, so what I can offer here are from my own experience and far from the full potential of Inkscape. anyone who actually understands Inkscape will know I’m a phony please don’t judge me Well, here goes nothing. Like every digital arting we start off with a sketch – a digital sketch base, pencil drawing or something you doodled during class and thought it looks good – and like every digital arting, you throw the thing into the program. Because of the vector/object-based nature of Inkscape, resolution doesn’t really matter. Okay, now what? First off, if you have the program open with you right now, you might notice I already have a few toolbars, or “docks” as Inkscape calls it, ready on the right. For starters, what you really need to have would be Fill and Stroke and Layers.After you get your layers set up (again, like every other drawing program out there so I’m gonna skip this part), it’s time to finally take up your pen and go. Start off with the Pen (Bezier) tool on the left, and start dragging. Follow your sketch and draw paths until the last node connects with the first and an object is formed. You don’t need to 100% follow your own sketches, just draw in whatever shape you feel most comfortable with (e.g. individual ‘piece’ of a person’s hair). If some parts are bound to be covered by other shapes, then go lax with it! For easy viewing, go to the Fill and Stroke tool bar and set your objects with no (or transparent) fill and solid black (or red or green or…) stroke so you can work with your draws without anything blocking your view. I don’t really have any tips and tricks on how to draw a good line, just practice and you’ll get the hang of it! Eventually, you might end up with something like this. By the way, a node comes with two handles that determine how your path go. A smooth (square) node always has parallel handles while a sharp/corner (diamond) node does not. Clicking without dragging or dragging while holding Shift will turn your current node into a corner node. You can always edit and correct your pathways with the Edit Path tool (the second one on the left) after you’re done drawing in Pen tool. When you’re done, it’s time to finally color the thing! Select everything (use select tool, the top-left one, and draaaaaaaaag) and set some fill colors to your object- …wait, what? This looks terrible! In Inkscape, the last thing you draw will be on the top (try to imagine every object as a layer if you don’t get it), so while you’re at coloring, use Page Up and Page Down key to put everything back into order. It also helps to group (ctrl+G) objects that belong together to organize your drawing – it goes a long way especially for complicated pieces. And when you’re done, remove your stroke/lines and the product will probably look somewhere like this. It looks okay, but at this stage you might start to notice some bits you want to improve: the lower body is too small, the insignia looks weird, and those eyes are honestly creeping me out… Remember, you can always edit your drawing/objects via scaling/resizing in select tool or just edit the pathways in Edit Path tool. Better. When you want to call it a day, just go to File > export PNG Image to, well, export your .png (and don’t forget to hide the base sketch layer)! (Wow look, it’s nothing!) I’m not very good at explaining things so pardon me if some of the parts are confusing. That should cover the basics for now. A much, MUCH better tutorial from the guys who actually made the thing.