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Inkscape Tutorial - Alien Robot

This is the image we are going to be creating

So to start: Use the ellipse tool to create the basic shape of the robot. A oval head with a much bigger body, make sure the body is under the head [Page down] & open up your colour palette [ctrl+shift+f]. Set the stroke colour on both to white: ffffffff, and the stroke width to about 8px. Set the fill on both to a linear gradient with the colours: a2a2a2ff to f7f7f7ff

Next were going to create the eye’s. For this you could use the ellipse tool again. Or, we can duplicate the head [ctrl+d] and shrink it down on scale [hold shift]. Then set the fill of the eye’s to pure black, 000000ff, and remove the stroke by pressing the “X”. Once you get the eye the right size, duplicate that as well [ctrl+d], & move it over while holding “ctrl” to keep it on the horizontal line.

Now we are going to make another ellipse with the ellipse tool. Make a perfect circle [hold shift+ctrl] near the top left of the eye and set the fill to perfect white [ffffffff], remove the stroke if it is there. And blur it by about 10. After all of this, duplicate both the eye and the pupil [ctrl+d] & move it over on the horizontal line [hold ctrl]

Next we are going to create the eyebrows. These are fairly simple. Grab your bezier tool [shift+F6] and make the point of a triangle. You can stop without connecting all points by right clicking. Set the stroke to black [000000ff], and remove fill. Set stroke width to 5. Click the top corner of the eyebrow and hit “Make selected nodes auto-smooth”. Now you have a nice eyebrow. Duplicate this, and move it over the other eye.

Alright, let’s allow this robot some arms shall we. First, grab your bezier tool again [shift+F6] & make a very basic arm shape by making straight lines all the way through the arm. Now use your bezier tool and drag out in between all your points to make the more rounded, eventually you should get to a shape that looks similar to an arm.

And now just duplicate that, bring it below everything [page down] and move it over to the left of the body to make it look like its just poking out.

Next we are going to make him look like he is floating. First, create a square using your bezier tool [Shift+F6] & fill it with a solid colour, remove the stroke & move the square just a little over the bottom of your robot. Pull the top of the square in towards itself with the bezier tool a bit & pull out your selection tool.

Select both the body and your square, and hit path-Difference. You now have a much more smoothed out bottom.

Now were going to make the blue floating with of the robot. Create two circles, the one on top should be slightly bigger & above [Page down] the one below.

Once again, select both of them and hit path-Difference. You should now have a nice floating ring under the robot. Duplicate this twice [ctrl+d] & move them all underneath each other.

Finally, create a square with the square tool and fill it with the same linear gradient that we used on our robot. Move it below the rest of the robot & congrats. You’ve just finished your Alien Robot!

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