I started this one yesterday and ended up working on it until 2:30am... I got so into it I lost track of time. But I eventually got some sleep and finished it up today. It's created entirely in Inkscape, except the circle on the top right and jpeg conversion was done in Photoshop.
The longer I worked on this the harder it was because it was starting to slow Inkscape down. Probably from all the gradients... just about every single shape or line has a gradient fill. Redrawing during zooming was especially slow, though still managable. I added circle in Photoshop to show some of the detail lost in the low-res rasterization.
PS If you can't read the text, that's a "Vector" brand guitar and an "AmpScape" amp
PPS The title alludes to the fact that Inkscape is free and open source, and an absolutely rockin'! go to [link] and check it out
This is an icon for the Pidgin instant messaging client in an Oxygen (KDE 4) inspired style. I still have to optimize the smaller sizes, and I'm not sure I'm happy with the angle of the beak -- comments/critiques?
Made in Inkscape; I will release the icon PNGs & SVGs once I finish.
Eventually I hope to have fully "Oxygenated" icons in GNOME & XFCE.
This is my very first tutorial. It's about creating swirls in Inkscape. It should be very easy to follow. If you don't have Inkscape yet, download it at [link] for free.
Try this tutorial, you will see, it's a fast and easy way to achieve a wonderful effect with better results than drawing by hand.