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The Book of Inkscape by Dmitry Kirsanov

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2.10 A Final Example

Let’s apply what we have learned so far to a slightly more complex illustration: a silly, South Park–style boy’s face. This isn’t much of a challenge, of course, but it should be useful for shaking down all the new knowledge you’ve acquired.

To start, run a new Inkscape instance, or press to create a new empty document if you’re already running Inkscape.

Choose the Ellipse tool and draw an ellipse (Figure 2-18). That will be the boy’s head. Scroll the palette at the bottom, choose a suitable body color, and click it to assign it to the ellipse. (You can try several colors until you find the best one.) If the ellipse came up with ...

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