In this video tutorial, we’ll look at how to create a Server Box illustration. This will be done in Isometric view in Inkscape. Check out the video tutorial on Setting up Isometric Grid in Inkscape if you need that information in detail.
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In this tutorial, we will be looking at setting up Inkscape for Isometric illustration.
Isometric projection is a type of axonometric projection. It is commonly used in engineering drawing. It is also used in some form of info-graphics.
While creating 3D illustrations in isometric projection, it becomes easy to draw if there is an isometric grid to be used as a guide. Inkscape makes it quite straight forward to setup a isometric grid.
I am using Inkscape version 0.48 here; the feature to setup the grid though should be available in couple of older versions.
Open up Inkscape, and choose ‘Document Properties’ from the ‘File’ menu. You can access it via the toolbar too.
Swith to the ‘Grids’ tab in the dialog box and then choose ‘Axonometric Grid’ from the drop down menu. Click on [New] button.
By default, the angles would be configured for Isometric grid – that is, 30 degress for both Angle X and Angle Z.
You may change the spacing parameter if you want if you feel the grid lines are too close to each other.
You can close the dialog box.
Make sure you have the Snap to grids button in the Snap Bar enabled.
Now you are ready for creating isometric illustrations.
This would be a beginner level tutorial on drawing a fish. You can walk along the tutorial either using a pen, pencils, eraser and paper, or you could use any graphics software that has layer handling feature like GIMP or Adobe Photoshop along with a graphics tablet like Wacom products.
I create this using GIMP. At the end of the tutorial, you will find the XCF and PSD downloads that shows the progression in different layers.
You need to not draw the above – but basically, as I have explained in the You Too Can Sketch book, simplify the subject to simple shapes. Here it reduces to three triangles. With the above shapes in mind, do some rough markings. If you are doing it on paper, do the following marking very lightly (ignore the colored shapes).
If you are doing it on the computer, start of with a layer named ‘Rough’ and you need not worry about the darkness of the lines. You will be able to switch the layer visibility or even reduce its opacity to any percentage.
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