That makes two of us :) I am also a researcher, did considerable work
using pencil, crayons & water colors and came to Inkscape after using
SodiPodi whose pencil I liked a LOT! I would suggest that you should
start using Calligraphic Pen to get a taste of the sketches that you
can do in Inkscape - particularly, figures such as comics. You would
also find some latest tools HIGHLY effective - particularly, the one
that lets you "nudge/push" your curves in shape very slowly and some
others as well.
I have yet to learn Inkscape fully because of shortage of time but I
really like it! Please visit the gallery/showcases on inkscape.org to
check out the kind of stuff you can do with this software.
On 5/6/08, Fahad Fateh <neoxeekhrobe@...> wrote:
> My name is Fahad Fateh and I am from Pakistan. By profession I am a
> researcher and I love colors. I used to paint but few years back I left
> painting. And now I want to resume.
> Right now I am using Adobe Flash because I knew that software but I want to
> move to Inkscape for three reasons. Its open source, its for graphics and
> because pen support is native.
> And before I started, I wanted to discuss what is an appropriate way to
> start. Start painting using Inkscape.
> Should I copy others, should I draw small things first or should I sketch
> first using pencil and paper and move to Inkscape later?
> My earlier experience includes art work back in school and two oil
> Any books for recomendation?