Draw vector line art illustrations with Inkscape! | István Szép | Skillshare

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Draw vector line art illustrations with Inkscape!

teacher avatar István Szép, Designer and design teacher

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Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

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Lessons in This Class

13 Lessons (1h 54m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:01
    • 2. Trace bitmap - pros and cons

      9:20
    • 3. Cleaning the traced image and other tips

      11:56
    • 4. Hello Bezier tool! - icons for practice

      9:41
    • 5. Drawing a cute geometric city - part 1

      6:46
    • 6. Drawing a cute geometric city - part 2

      7:04
    • 7. Manual tracing - cartoon cat part 1

      11:32
    • 8. Manual tracing - cartoon cat part 2

      10:37
    • 9. One line portrait - straight lines (part 1)

      5:53
    • 10. One line portrait - adding curves (part 2)

      9:50
    • 11. Create custom brushes in Inkscape

      12:34
    • 12. Drawing a whale with the pencil tool using custom brushes - part 1

      8:19
    • 13. Drawing a whale with the pencil tool using custom brushes - part 2

      9:35
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About This Class


If you like to create line art illustrations, or would like to learn how to digitize your drawings, this class is for you! Inkscape offers a free and flexible vector graphics solution to every illustrator, but this course is all about creating line art in different styles!


During this course:

  • We start with understanding how tracing bitmap works, and how to trace your freehand drawings automatically to get the best results.

  • Than we learn and understand the Bezier tool and the path editor and create a geometric city illustration.
  • After this we practice these tools further by vectorizing a hand drawn sketch about a cute cartoon character.
  • Later, to achieve absolute mastery with the Bezier tool, we turn a simple photo into a trendy one-line illustration!
  • And finally you will learn to design your own custom brushes and use them to create a free hand illustration in Inkscape!


If you want to digitize your line art, or draw vector illustrations from scratch, join me today and learn these fundamental vector graphic tools!

Create your own vector line art with Inkscape now!
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Attention: this class is aimed towards beginners, but instead of covering every tool in Inkscape, we rather focus on the ones we use to create line art vector illustrations!

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István Szép

Designer and design teacher

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I am a graphic designer and design teacher from Budapest. I draw cute characters and clever logos, build websites and sometimes videogames. My main tool is Inkscape, a great open source design program.

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