Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
| Trust Sled
December 22, 2020
Last Saturday I went sledding with a few friends on campus. Mayhem, chaos,
hijinks, and fun ensued. It turns out that my toboggan-style plastic sled
that would spit a blindly spray of icy slurry in the rider's eyes while
steering towards people or the ramp someone built was actually a trust
sled and if those riding on it would simply trust in each other, the
sled would take them to safety. I think the trust sled taught us all a
lesson that day about trust...and sleds. Nonetheless, there were various
memorable moments that I tried to capture (and completely distort and
Among the various misrepresentations:
- None of the characters look like the actual people.
- Everyone was wearing masks, but I can't show expressions that way.
- Alan wasn't yelling at little kids.
- Match did not in fact lose any articles of clothes after
encountering the Katie Experess, though his car keys did fly out. He
noticed them in the snow when he eventually got up. He is supposed to
be lying on (and in) the snow, he is not aloft.
- It's hard to tell but Emily is actually holding the rope on the
trust sled but in no way influences the steering, and I did not
show the spray of snow coming off of it even though it is not airborne.
- Ray did not have a fuzzy ball on top of his hat, but Katie's did
have twin tails, which were useful to show motion.
This was hand drawn on a strip of paper, intentionally rotated when I drew
it to simulate the hill. I scanned it in, re-rotated it and added the border
so the orientation was clear. No other adjustments. Here is the picture
in full resolution
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.
This page last modified May 26, 2020.