Draw an Isometric Snow Globe with Inkscape

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Navigate the Inkscape workspace

U​se an axonometric grid, bezier pen tool, and Inkscape extensions to draw components of your snow globe

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 inside a snow globe. You’ll build your image with Inkscape, a free vector graphics program. Since the images are vector-based, you’ll also have the flexibility to edit, resize, and recolor them again and again—all while keeping the best image quality. During this project, you’ll learn how to create an axonometric grid. Next, you’ll use a wireframe globe to create the outer shell of the snowglobe. Then you’ll use that grid to draw an isometric winter cabin and a mountain background. Finally, you’ll learn how to export what you create in Inkscape. By the end of the project, you’ll be comfortable 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

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 document and create a grid

  3. Create a wireframe globe

  4. Draw an isometric cabin and background

  5. Save and export Inkscape images

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

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