I just created a full image of Nia from the smaller portrait used in-game. It’s mostly just for fun, but I’d like to do the other characters too. Anyway, it was a nice break from writing.
For the next few months I’ll be focusing on writing. Now that I have the right tool for the job, I should be able to get the story done relatively quickly. In the meantime, I have a slight backlog of character designs that don’t have their character written yet. So, you can still look forward to a few character design posts as I get those done.
Alright, I think I’ve got it!
The following explanation will probably only make sense to more experienced Inkscape users, but this style is a bit too complex for me to do a full tutorial at this point. This texture can be achieved using a combination of several Live Path Effects.
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.
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!
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.