Grid can be used to help draw a heart shape.
See post on Using Grid to Draw Objects for a more complete explanation.
- Turn on grid. View>Grid (or # on the keyboard)
- Draw a basic heart shape.
- Select node edit (left bar, second from top) to have access to the node editing menu.
- Select object to be edited.
- Select the nodes on one side, they will turn blue, click on symmetrical nodes on top menu bar as shown.
- Repeat node editing on the opposite side of the heart.
- If you want to colour fill the heart, select the object and click on a colour from the lower colour bar.
- If you want to further edit the heart it is usually better to turn grid off as it makes it easier to manipulate the nodes.
- Save file.
- Turn on grid
- Draw a basic heart shape
- Select node edit then click on object to be edited
- Select nodes on one side and click on symmetrical nodes
- Repeat on other side of shape
- Change colour fill and stroke
- Save file
The same method can be used to draw raindrops and other rounded closed shapes.
Click on any image for a larger view.
Another way to draw a teardrop.
Draw a circle or oval.
Path>Object to Path.
Select node edit and turn the top node into a corner node as shown below.
Select the new corner node and move it to the desired location.
I use guidlines to ensure the top node being relocated stays in-line with the bottom node to give a symmetrical shape. Using guidelines is optional.
If you would like a sharper corner point highlight the node to be changed and just drag the node handles to change the shape.