Illustration Friday: “Undone”

Somethin’ seasonal. I had another idea for this week’s word, but I didn’t take it beyond a thumbnail sketch yet. Maybe I’ll post it later, because it’s kinda funny. Assorted health problems kept me from doing anything over the last week and a half, so it feels good to be drawing again.

This started out as a Christmas card for my friend’s little brother: before I gave it to him I traced it in Inkscape and added color. If I was a snowman I’d never smile because I could never enjoy another hot beverage, i.e. coffee.

Illustration Friday: “Frozen”


I made this drawing in Inkscape, using only the Pen tool (Bezier curves) to trace over an old sketch (see below) and add color. Inkscape is one of the great open-source graphics programs out there, along with GIMP and Blender. It’s easy to learn the basic tools, especially if you’ve used Illustrator or done anything with vector graphics before. I could go on forever about Inkscape… see for yourself:

There are also some great tutorials out there, which I’ll post later…

Frozen Sketch

Original sketch, plain ol’ ink.