Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
| Light Pole (ink)
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.
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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