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Notable Entries
Something political
Gollum and Guns
Chain Saw
The Creeper Escapes
The Mad Cow
Thoughts in the Dark
More politics (Zod!)
Not a cloud
Groundhog Hog
Strangulation hazard
Ultimate Elephant
Pod me!
Robot Ninja Pirate
Not my fault
pod(me)
Ken's Robot
Thrips!
Half-halt
Pain is my Guide
Physical Therapy
Pod du Jour
A Week in Ireland
Rough to Finished
A Week in Norway
Bass Player
Light Pole (ink)
  [an inked version of yesterday's sketch]


April 18, 2012

The next step was to take yesterday's sketch and "ink" it in Illustrator. I can't draw straight lines (even using a ruler is if-fy), but using the program I could draw the light pole, side walk, and background buildings with straight lines. The detailed work (face, hair) is still pretty primative and needs more work. The lines for the grooves in the pole converve too quickly, but part of that was that I had the "snap to grid" function on, which limited how close together I could get things. I decided to turn the left edge of the background into an alley; originally it was going to be a door (the top will get fixed with the shading). Also, I decided the sidewalk could have an incomplete, sketchy look to it rather than give it a lot of detail here. Tomorrow is basic shading with more Illustrator.

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I tend to doodle. Over the years, I've accumulated lots of random sketches of things, sometimes people, sometimes things, and sometimes just abstract lines. The basic idea on these pages is for me to slowly scan in highlights from my collection of random quick doodles. I also am providing a place where I can explain what it is or what motivated it or perhaps some reason why I'm not to blame. With the sketches of people, their name may be hand-written, or there might be a talk title provided, but I will tend to avoid providing full names. I don't mind if people know who they are, I just don't want them coming up on search engine hits, since that might be a bit rude.

Note that the images are PNGs with transparency. Mozilla and Firefox properly render them. Safari too, I think. Internet Exporer doesn't. I don't care.
If you want to see the image without the annoying blue-lined background image, just click on the image.


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