Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
| What ARE movies?
September 13, 2014
I think it began with a phone conversation with my friend Tania about
whether parts of speech are still taught in schools. Then I think I made
both of the comments in this cartoon. However, had we been in a movie
together, we would have had this conversation.
This was a quick
sketch. Actually, I had drawn it a week ago only to discover that
unplugging my Wacon tablet now craashes my Windows VM under VirtualBox,
thus losing the first drawing. So this one was drawn, inked, and
highlighted in a couple hours. First a sketch in Photoshop, then some
inking in Illustrator, plus the speech balloons, then back into Photoshop
for the white highlights and final touches. I decided to try the white
highlights mostly on a whim to see how they looked. Certainly an
experiment, but there are places where they work.
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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