Go Inkscape!! Love that thing! *tries to squeeze Inkscape software and fails. 'Cos it's well _software_, duh!* Like the drawing, it's hard to do realistic stuff with vectors. For me it's hard to do even completely not-realistic stuff >.<;; the face on my avatar was made with Inkscape and a notebook pad (no mouse here T-T)
I know how you feel there. I discovered the announcement that our main man Bryce was giving a presentation about Inkscape at Portland State University just days after I had visited the campus. I was so bummed.
Sometimes you have to just take it in stride, and make super super advance plans to dominate next time ;D
The font is the previously "official" branding font for use with the Inkscape logo. Unfortunately, after posting this screen, I discovered it was nonfree. Back when I snarfed it, I recall it was a link to a site with the ttf listed on it -- however sometime since it seems that it was discovered that this was a commercial font, and the links were updated to their commercial ($25) offering.
You'd most certainly have had my vote, if I'd known about the competition sooner (I might even have entered myself).
The visible nodes tool on the side of the mountain is a great indication of what Inkscape is capable of – well done, and commiserations
Hey, there's always 0.46 to make splashes for
Yes yes, it is great to hear from you vozzz! I had to take a break from dA, as I wasn't particularly happy with the leadership or the flux with the rights to our arts and community here. The Inkscapers contest was too tempting to resist.
I've been going through your gallery lately to see what you've been up to -- great stuff!
Thanks. I dunno, i never only ever created stuff for fun, so i don't really care too much about the rights and stuff. And leadership... well i guess if they got rid of all those people who draw anime on paper and upload it, that would be nice, but otherwise i don't mind.
There is a subtle blur to shade the bottom bit of the logo (over the lighter gray edges) and as you mentioned the glow over the snow and slight drop shadowing. I also blurred the darker accent to the paint effect, above the yellow logotype. I am pleased you had to look for the drop shadow because for the realistic style to work the effects should blend together as a whole. My personal goal for this image was to use blur in ways that are not obvious to the eye, but add a 'pop' to images in ways that weren't possible before.