Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
| Problems of a Colorblind Jedi
July 08, 2013
Someone mentioned the idea of the difficulties a Jedi Knight would
have, if he was colorblind—in particular red-green. I found
that quite amusing and decided to run with it. I did a quick sketch
in Photoshop, inking in Illustrator, then back to Photoshop for
coloring and shading. I was going to add a speech balloon, but
all he'd be saying is "Ooops, sorry" or something like that,
and the Sith Lords in the background would simply be baffled
with question marks over their heads. Then I decided that that
wouldn't really add much and, I hope, it stands on its own.
I produced this in about a day and used some online images for
Oh, two technical points. First, I decided I should try to put
in some sort of background that would be a little bit interesting.
This one was easy, but is better than nothing, so I'm happy with it.
Second, there are a bunch of online tutorials on how to make the
light saber effect in Photoshop. The gist is using the "outer glow"
effect on a layer, and doing some messing around with stuff. I
think that worked out decently.
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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