This quickie will show you **How to Draw A Skeleton Key** using Inkscape.

To start with, create an **Ellipse**.

Now create a **Circle** and place it on the inner left side.

**Duplicate** this circle and place it on the right side.

**Union** (**'CTRL'** + **'+'**) the two circles and then take the **Difference** (**'CTRL'** + **'-'**) from the first ellipse.

Create a long **Rectangle**.

And another smaller **Rectangle** near the bottom.

Add 3 more **Nodes** to the left side.

Now, **Select** the 3 **Nodes** you just made.

Then use the **Add node** button.

Lastly, **Delete** the middle node. You should be left with something like below.

Move the 2 middle **Nodes** inward.

Then **Smooth** the 4 outer nodes.

Then **Straighten** the top and bottom segments.

Lower the long **Rectangle** under the **Ellipse** and the smaller rectangle under that.

Let's add some decoration.

Add 2 **Rectangles** near the top and a circle at the bottom.

**Smooth** all the nodes on the top rectangle.

Then **Straighten** the top and bottom segments.

For the bottom rectangle, **Add** a node on the top and bottom segments.

Then **Combine** the left side nodes and right side nodes, creating a diamond shape.

Then **Smooth** the middle nodes on the top and bottom segments.

**Union** (**'CTRL'** + **'+'**) the 2 rectangles and circle you made to the key.

Use the **Paint Bucket** to fill in the top of the key.

**Dynamic Offset** this new shape and scale it down.

Do this for the rest of the key's **Shapes**.

These shapes will be for the **Lighting** on the key.

Move them slightly.

**Blur** these shapes.

Then just add color and you'll have yourself a **Skeleton Key**!