Friday, 24 March 2006

Talking, in SVG

After I downloaded and installed Inkscape last year, I didn't really know what to do with it. I played around a bit with the tools and they reminded me of the ones in Macromendia Flash (a software I'm horrible at).

One day, I decided to use Inkscape to 'replicate' the designs I see around me. I started with the Malaysian flag (only the star and moon parts though), some unidentifiable shapes and a magazine cover (PC Magazine Malaysia). Just simple stuff, nothing that a 3-year old couldn't top.

Slowly, I moved to 'replicating' things that are slightly more challenging. One of the results is what you above. It quite simple-looking, but it did took me some time to finish. Especially the speech bubbles, which were built using ellipses and distorted triangles (no template for speech bubbles in Inkscape).

The original source is at this post of Communication Nation (my apologies, Mr. Gray).

You can click it to get a bigger view. If you want, you may use it in any way you feel like, except for two things: anything commercial or claiming that you made it yourself. Like the rest of this blog, it's licensed under a Creative Common License.

Next project: a sign that goes, "Unoriginal 'replicator' at work."


Jeff Schiller said...

What about posting the original SVG for others to learn or use?

rollie said...

Hi Jeff,
You know what, that actually never occured to me. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll see what I can do.

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