Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
| Alien Emily
September 08, 2018
I wasn't playing at last night's Fall League ultimate game, so I took
pictures. It was quite pleasant out, so there were mosquitoes, and one bit
Emily on the forehead. So she put on a jacket and hood and completely
minimized any exposed skin. Because her hair was tied up, the back of
her hood gave her a somewhat "conehead"-like appearance. I
commented that the head shape wasn't too far off from the aliens in the
Alien movie series.
And I added that it wouldn't be too hard to achieve that effect with
photoshop. And thus I did.
I continued the fold in the hood at the bottom, just above the shoulder
and that works decently. The main shape isn't perfect, nor is the
shading, but it's the basic idea. I didn't spend that long
on it. For reference, the original photo is
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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