Draw an Isometric House with Inkscape

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Navigate the Inkscape workspace

U​se an axonometric grid and bezier pen tool to draw component shapes of your isometric house

Save and export your work in vector and raster formats

Clock2 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you’ll be able to create an isometric vector graphic of a house. You’ll build an image with Inkscape, a free vector graphics program, which allows you to build graphics with clear lines and vivid colors. Since the images are vector-based, you’ll also have the flexibility to edit and resize them again and again—all while keeping the best image quality. During this project, you’ll learn how to create an axonometric grid, then use that grid to draw the walls, roof, and windows of the house. Once you’ve drawn the basic shapes, you’ll add details and accessories (like a front door). Next, you’ll use color and shading to add depth and dimension to the graphic. Last, you’ll learn how to export your work in vector and raster formats. By the end of the project, you’ll be comfortable planning and creating isometric designs with Inkscape. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

InkscapeVector GraphicsGraphic DesignIsometric design

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Navigate the Inkscape workspace

  2. Prepare your Inkscape document and add grids

  3. Draw and plan component shapes of your isometric house

  4. Adjust Inkscape’s grids and add small details

  5.  Export your image with Inkscape

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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