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Rough to Finished
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Enter the Skelevator, if you dare!
  [I'm sure it's perfectly safe.]

June 11, 2019

A friend works in a building with a freight elevator and at some point I helped her move some stuff. She mentioned how she has to be careful opening and closing the heavy metal doors and gates so she doesn't lose a finger. And it slowly lumbers up and down, with a jerk. She said it's a scary elevator. And that turned into scelevator which evolved into skelevator which would be just as scary, but in a skeleton elevator sort of way.

Then she asked if I could draw a picture of that. It put me in the mind of black and white 1930s era Mickey Mouse or Betty Boop style cartoons. Looking for source material I used the video from 2000 of The Squirrel Nut Zippers' song The Ghost of Stephen Foster as a reference. Here is a full size version of the drawing.

Other than scanning the image in, this was all drawn by hand. First in pencil, then inked.

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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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