Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
| In the Bar
October 05, 2013
Yes, I do carry paper in my pocket in case I need to make notes. And yes,
I do sometimes pull it out and move my finger around it when 3 or more
people start to do that. And yes, after seeing the pale blue glow on
people's faces this past week at a bar, I realized I could improve
the effect by shining my little flashlight through the paper onto my face.
One of my friends even said the effect wasn't too bad. Oh, and when I
want to "look up something" I'll usually just write the answer on the
paper and then proudly show people the result.
I was also motivated to try to see if I could capture the pale glow using
photoshop. I think it's not bad. I used layers and gradients. I also
decided to make the table have some texture, and found some wood images and
played with that a bit. I didn't really want to get into the colors too
much, so the main characters were mostly just shaded with ink. This all
went fairly fast, just a couple hours.
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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