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Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day

Notable Entries
Something political
Gollum and Guns
Chain Saw
The Creeper Escapes
The Mad Cow
Thoughts in the Dark
More politics (Zod!)
Not a cloud
Groundhog Hog
Strangulation hazard
Ultimate Elephant
Pod me!
Robot Ninja Pirate
Not my fault
Ken's Robot
Pain is my Guide
Physical Therapy
Pod du Jour
A Week in Ireland
Rough to Finished
A Week in Norway
Bass Player
Green Pickle
Bradbury Building
The Big 498th Entry
Green Pickle
  [it's the latest gross-out food craze that kids love!]

January 25, 2020

What can I some point the word "puke-cumber" popped into my mind and conjured the image of a pickle that had to "call earl." Note that I'm now spelling it as pukumber.

This took longer than anticipated to finish, but mostly because I was playing with various things like the backgrounds and colors and stuff. The facial expresions were the first thing. The eyes and mouth weren't too hard, though I played with a few variations. The initial sketch was on paper and then scanned in and drawn over for the lines.

The punchline, then punchlines, occurred to me about halfway through. It took a few tries to draw two characters that could convey it. I didn't want to spend too much time or detail on them, since they are nothing more than the source of where the text balloons originate, in wild Muppet-esque colors. The basic cucumber image was easy.

I used a reference image for the way the yellow radial lines come up from the bottom. I have a better understanding of how to use the knife tool with Live Paint objects in Illustrator (hint: Make, then Expand, then Make again in Live Paint, but watch out for invisible lines turning visible; it's OK if they're ALL invisible and you have a copy of the lines in another layer).

And why pink puke? That's another story that involves Peru.

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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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