How to Draw Simple Calendar

A few days ago I uploaded an illustration of Data Security. Here is the picture and you can get the editable file here. There is a Desktop and a calendar in it.

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So I decided to make a tutorial of drawing the calendar since it is pretty easy to start and friendy for beginners.

Here is the calendar we are going to draw

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Let’s just start this

Step 1

Use Rectangle tools, create a square (press Ctrl while creating the square) 288×288 px. Drag the round handler a little bit to bottom. Or Ry: 17 px in the screen.

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Step 2

Paint it with yellow color (RGBA: ffeb3bff) and remove the stroke. If You using Google swatches you can paint it with yellow500.

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Step 3

This will be the front page of the calendar. Skew the square to left

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Step 4

Allright this is actually 6in1 step, ahahahahahaha. All of them are easy to do so I will just save the screen area.

  1. Duplicate (Ctrl+D) the square object that we skewed on step 3.
  2. Move it to the left (Ctrl+drag left)
  3. Flip it Horizontally (H)
  4. Paint it darker (RGBA: f9a825ff)
  5. Lower it (PageDown)
  6. Adjust the position to match with the other one.

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Step 5

Now we will draw the base pad of the calendar. Use Rectangle tool, draw a 288×43 rectangle. Draw the round handler to bottom like this below (Ry: 11.7)

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Step 6

Draw it blue-grey (RGBA: 78909cff) and remove the stroke. Put it below the first objects we created.

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Step 7

Duplicate (Ctrl+D)  the object we made in Step 6, drag the left handler and adjust it match with the backside of the calendar page object. Paint it with darker color (RGBA: 546e7aff). Lower the object to bottom (End).

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Step 8

Add a number in the calendar using Text tool. It have to be 01 – 31 of course. I use the font News706 BT which is installed on Windows 7 by default. For example I add number 01. Skew the number to match with the calendar page skewing.

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It’s done. It is basically so simple to draw right? we only use 5 objects in it.

You can Add more detail like Month and Year or another finishing touch.

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Thanks for reading, Hope this inkscape vector tutorial helps you better at drawing with inkscape.


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