How to Draw an Illustration of Recharging Phone Battery
This time we will draw an illustration with a phone inside it, a recharging phone’s battery illustration.
The tools used are more vary than the previous tutorial but all of it is basic tools, friendly for beginner.
Before we Start
This illustation will using grid in order to get neat result.Please activate the grid first (View >> Page Grid).
Creating the background
Backround usually created in the end of tutorials. But since we will draw white objects on the canvas then we need to create a background with apropriate color first.
Use Rectangle tool, draw a rectangle with Widht: 1081 and Height: 761. You can input the value manually on the Property Bar. Locate the rectangle to fit to the Grid tiles.
Give it blue color. RGB: 26c6da
If you are using Google Swatches then the color is Cyan 400
I will create a post how to install/use google swatches as color palette later.
Click the Ellipse tool (F5). Create a circle with Widht: 560 and Height: 560. Put it in the middle of the Rectangle background we made in the first step.
Color it with darker blue. RGB: 00bcd4
If you are using Google Swatches then the color is Cyan 500
Drawing the Phone
We already have a post about drawing the phone in here. It is very easy and quick to draw it using only 4 rectangles.
Put the phone in the middle of Circle object.
Drawing the Phone’s Charger
Step 1 – Drawing the Mini Usb
Click Rectangle tool, Draw a Small rectangle below the Phone. Width: 20 Height: 26.
Fit the Corners to the Grid. Paint it white and remove the stroke.
Step 2 – Drawing the Cable
Use Pen tool (Shift+F6). Start from the bottom of the Mini USB object, draw the cable like the picture below. Since we are using grid in here the grid will help you make the cable straight while using the Pen tool.
Please notice that to make good looking corner on this object, we will need 9 tiles of the grid.
Put the nodes of the corner like in the picture below. If have draw it but a little bit wrong, you can use Edit path by nodes (F2) to fix it.
Step 3 – Smoothing the Corners
Use Zoom tool to make the object larger so we can see more tiles of the grid. This will help us to edit the corners easier.
Press F2 and the cursor will be in Edit Path mode. Drag the middle of corner’s line to the corner.
The nodes will have a handle. Use the Handle and the grid to fix the corner lining.
Apply on each nodes of each corners.
Remove the stroke and paint it white. Now we got this far.
Step 4 – Drawing the Socket
Use Rectangle tool (F4). Draw a 15 x 80 rectangle in the right side of the background. Paint it gray 70%. And draw a little ellipse, put it in the top-middle of the rectangle. Paint it orange. This is just to indicate that the electricity is on.
Use the Pen tool. Draw the stecker like in the picture below.
And draw a rectangle beside it which more likely to be a removable usb plug.
Paint it white and remove the strokes.
Step 5 – Drawing another cable
Use the previous method of drawing the cable, Draw the cable like this.
Drawing the Charging Indication on the Phone Screen
Draw a rectangle first. W: 51 H: 96 px. Paint it blue-grey RGB: 78909c.
Draw another rectangle with smaller size and put it inside the first rectangle. Paint it darker. RGB: 607d8b
Copy the rectangle on Step 2. And paint it green. Click on Path menu and choose Object to path.
Each corner of the rectangle will be editable. Drag the top corners down (press ctrl while dragging it). Edit the path to make it looks like water wave.
Create a little rectangle above it to make it look more like a battery. Group them and put them in the middle of phone’s screen.
It’s done. This is the final result.
I hope this tutorial help you draws better in Inkscape. And Sorry for my english ok :D