That pattern is by Charles Dearing.
Google his name and you will see some of the most amazing fretwork patterns around. I do a fair amount of scroll saw cutting, but I can't seem to get into portraits...however if I decide to try it a portrait piece, it will probably be one by Charles Dearing. Folks I have spoken to, who have completed one of his patterns, say they are very challenging to cut, with some having over 100 drilled holes for blade entry points.
Barb, I am also trying to figure out inkscape, it's not a real easy program for me to work with. Looking forward to seeing some of your patterns.
Rick, I downloaded GIMP to attempt scroll patterns. I did a google for it, and found a pretty good
instruction link on using it. Right now, I'm having difficulty getting the details. But when I get
done, they'll be for routing, rather than scrolling, I think, depending on how well I get the details I
need/want. I have SO many ideas, it's cluttering my brain lol
As for the entry holes, I've done a few with a lot of fret work, and it's tedious to say the least. I
think that's partly why I went to routing
less prep work.