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Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day

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
Ken's Robot
Pain is my Guide
Physical Therapy
Pod du Jour
A Week in Ireland
Rough to Finished
A Week in Norway
Bass Player
Bricks in Perspective
  [perspective transformed, texture mapped brick wall]

April 23, 2012

It's mostly a point of honor, but I wanted to show that I can, indeed, pretty easily generate an image with bricks in perspective. Illustrator makes it super-easy to create perspective line-art, which is what I used to create the buildings, door, window and such. I couldn't quite figure out how to get it to warp the bricks, so I just switched to Photoshop which has a nice transform->perspective function that does exactly what I wanted. Yeah, there are stray lines and things aren't exactly lined up perfectly, but this was mostly just to show that it's not that hard to do and I did not lack the capability to do it in the previous image, only the motivation once I lost the source file and would have had to had recreated a lot of things (perhaps lazy is worse than incapable; fortunately it also protects me from caring about it).

I don't know if I'll use these tools commonly or not, but it's nice to know they're available in the toolbox.

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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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