Wait! Flaming as in fire…you got that, right?
Lucky number Episode 039 has been posted. In this tutorial I illustrate an alien looking skull and add some flames to it. This particular graphic project has been done to death and can be found many places on the Internet. My idea for this tutorial stems from Mr. Tom Knight’s tutorial over at advancedartist.com. Obviously, my avatar/logo is very generic looking in comparison to many others but that was intentional. I kept it a little simple with the Tango colors. I would expect the viewers of this screencast to pick up where I left off and make there’s even better. Perhaps adding some outer glows or shadows, more highlights, reflections, and other things will really get the project looking great.
I glossed over making the actual flames in this screencast. It really does take practice to draw flames, at least it did for me. I bet I had drawn the flame that I used 15-20 times before I was somewhat satisfied. I even sketched it in Gimp a few times since it has better Wacom pressure sensitivity features. If you do this then you can bring in your Gimp image into Inkscape and just trace over it. Whatever method that you use the end result is always most important.