[Courses][gimp] Lesson 5: Basic Drawing Tools

Julie Sloan juliesloan at mindspring.com
Sat Mar 5 16:50:19 EST 2005

On Friday 25 February 2005 07:48 pm, Akkana Peck wrote:
> For this lesson we'll take a step back from photographs, and
> learn how to use the gimp for drawing.

I'd like to add something here, on drawing  :)

Years ago my father was back in school and taking a drafting course.  I was 
interested, so he explained his homework to me.  I thought "foreshortening" 
was way cool and still remember how:

To make a room (for example), you begin with a rectangle, then place a dot 
ANYWHERE inside that rectangle.  From this spot all your lines will 
radiate.  Beginning at the spot and passing precisely through each corner 
of your rectangle, you make your floor/wall and floor/ceiling junctures.  
Other lines placed at random (but also beginning at that same spot) can be 
used to locate windows, wall hangings, rugs, even furniture!  

I used the Gimp's patterns and "pattern fill" option of the bucket tool to 
make a quick example:


enjoy  :)


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