Stick Family Roundup
It seems that stick people are all the rage these days, at least for those of us on the minvan/SUV circuit. I have seen lots of questions about where to get stick people graphics to cut in vinyl on a Cricut, so I decided to do a little snooping about the stick family world.
You can always draw your own stick figures in Inkscape with the pen tool (use brush settings), but maybe you want to borrow some inspiration. I was amazed at the variety in styles I encountered online. Here are a few sites that are great for idea shopping:
- Upper Case Living My Family (heads only)
- The Personal Note
- Optimistic Stick People These are my favorite because they are very flattering to Mrs. Stick.
The next 4 sites have interactive stick family generators where you can play all day:
As far as downloadable files, precious few freebies seem to be available.
I did find a nice set of faces in .png format at CuddlyBuddly.
Update: And this great set of stick figures in eps and ai format from Dezignus
In the early days, if you wanted to buy designs in SVG format there was only one choice and that was a package from MyVinylDesigner.com.
Update: Since this original post, svgcuts.com has made a set of svg stick people available as well as a free sample.
Another update:Vinyl-Ready Designs also has a nice set of stick people in svg format.
Yet another update: Here is an incredibly detailed tutorial on drawing stick people with Inkscape. Be aware that this does not use all closed paths so you will need to convert strokes to paths when you are done to get a cuttable file.
A much more comprehensive package is available from unleash.com. It features, standard stick families, as well as angels, Disney fans, ATV-ers and more. It is vector format, but not SVG, so you will have to convert the images. Likewise with this Stick People Clipart package.
Lindsay Weirich has a set of digistamps and SVGs here.
And finally, Stick Family! A blog from a stick family stalker.