Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
| Everybody Knows
October 01, 2014
I wanted to play with a feature of Illustrator that I've never used before
("live paint"), along with a method to do highlights and shadows. I was
watching a music video of Concrete Blonde's version of the song Everybody
Knows, and one shot showed one of the band members
walking through an empty room of an
old house with a low angle camera. It had a cool, distinctive mood. So I
used that as a reference. I draw it freehand and then did some brush
strokes for the person and used the pen tool for the curves and straight
lines (I can't draw straight lines), and then used live paint mode to color
the image and added some highlights and shadows. It all looks rather
primative, but the rough design does sort of capture the idea of the
original. And since my "sketch of the day" section is meant for quicker,
less polished drawings, I think this qualifies. Also, this is probably
the most effort I've spent on the pop-up/hover text for an image.
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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