Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
| Bricks in Perspective
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
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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