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Gollum and Guns
Chain Saw
The Creeper Escapes
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Thoughts in the Dark
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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
Problems of a Colorblind Jedi
  [oddly enough, he's blue-yellow colorblind]

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 inspiration.

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.

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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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