Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
| Taunting Disc
January 12, 2022
Last Friday we played a game of indoor pickup ultimate at the CRC
(Community Recreation Center). They have two artificial turf fields with
nets strung taut surrounding the edges. It had been a month since we last
played and I had some ham-butt-string-itis I was recovering from, so while
I could generally run normally, I was still a little cautious at times. At
one point I made a deep cut to the endzone and Emily made a long throw. At
first I thought there was no way I could get it. Then I realized that it
was slowing down and I might be able to get it. In fact, the
frisbee was taunting me, daring me to get it. I started to run
faster. It hung in the air. At tht point, I wanted to catch it, I
went full throttle (which for me might not be all that much). The frisbee
continued to hang in the air. I started to yell. The frisbee was no
longer under the influence of gravity. I managed to touch it with a
finger, but that was all I could do. At this point I was going full speed
and I was about a foot from the back edge of the endzone. Remember the
net? It was now a foot from me as well. I jumped up and into it and let
it slow me down. I do not recall if, as a final gesture of derision, the
disc fell on me or not. I was uninjured, but disappointed at it winning
In retrospect, this is how the frisbee appeared to me. The drawing,
of course, does not look anything like me (I do own a blue shirt, but
I wasn't wearing it). I was wearing a KN-95 mask, but I liked the
expression on the face I drew. And there was a net as I was about
to run into, but that would be hard to draw and somewhat confusing
from that perspective. Plus I'd need to show "me" caught in it,
which would also be difficult. So I decided this was good enough.
I sketched this in Photoshop, drew the lines (thin and thick) in
Illustrator and colored it there too. I was playing making the
letters follow a path, then warping it. And I added a little shading too.
The perspective isn't great and the legs and feet aren't great.
But it was fairly quick to make. Huzzah!
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 Jan 04, 2022.