Inkscape is very powerful, but too complex for me, to make occasional drawings like here.

Do you know some simpler alternatives (open source, for a Linux Debian desktop, to make vector not bitmap drawings), and compatible with a wacom pen. In an ideal world, something scriptable with Guile ? I googled and found this.

It should be open source, because I might patch it (e.g. to add Guile scriptability)

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Have you tried LibreOffice Draw? It's a much smaller and simpler program than Inkscape, with more limited features, but it has all the basic drawing tools and primitives.

It supports SVG import and export. You can use a Wacom tablet with it, but I don't think it will detect things like pen pressure and tilt.

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