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 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.
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.