Apr 162012
 

If you’re interested in drawing Afro-textured hair for real (as in with a pencil & paper) check out this tutorial over at Learn to Art.  I’ve been trying to figure out how to make this kind of “coily” hair texture in Inkscape without drawing it freehand.  I’m getting close to a solution, but it may be a while before I can put together a tutorial.  So far, it looks like my version is turning out more cartoony than realistic—which is actually just right for the visual style I am going for.

Apr 142012
 

It occured to me that some of the tutorials and other information I post may be useful beyond RPG Maker.  Let me know in a comment if you decide to use some of these techniques elsewhere!

Apr 132012
 

Hello, welcome to my first tutorial.  Here you’ll learn how create basic natural hairstyles using Inkscape.  It’s very easy; no drawing skill whatsoever required!

Manyara

This is Manyara. She'll be our model for today's tutorial.

Tight curls are probably the easiest hair texture to create.  For this image I also used the technique from Chrisdesign Blog’s tutorial on straight/relaxed hair to draw the front hair where it is pulled back. Continue reading »

Apr 112012
 

Thanks for viewing my blog.  I will soon begin posting tutorials on how to create characters with Black/African features for use in RPG Maker.  If you want to follow along, you will need the following software:

  • Any version of RPG Maker (note that I will be working primarily with Ace, but will incorporate resources from XP as well.)
  • GIMP (free)
  • Inkscape (also free)

Watch this space for more info coming soon!

Apr 102012
 

I’m blogging the development of my yet-unnamed RPG Maker project.  Visit often to find tutorials, “seeds” (RPG Maker resources), and opportunities to share your much-appreciated feedback.  I’m still new to game development, so your comments could have a big impact on the final product!