Review

Vector drawing programs

Matt Inman made a video where he discussed how he does his illustrations for his website: www.theoatmeal.com.

If you haven’t seen any of this stuff, I would recommend that you only do it while you are home because his site is a big productivity killer.

Anyway, it got me very interested in doing illustrations again, but I’ve usually only do that by hand and I didn’t feel like spending $800 on Illustrator.

Off to Wikipedia!

Wikipedia has a listing vector programs available; some good, some bad; some just ok. I have been using Inkscape for a while, but I’m not too crazy about it.

Then I found Sketch by Bohemian Coding.

This program fits the bill!

It’s affordable, filled with a lot of features and actually works… which unfortunately most other programs don’t do.

My only gripe with Sketch is that it cannot open SVG based drawings or Illustrator files, but that I something I leave to Inkscape to do… though I would really love Sketch to do that instead.

So if you are looking to do vector based drawing at a reasonable price, check out Sketch.

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