Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
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May 08, 2022
I'm going to be taking a trip soon. First time I've been flying since the
pandemic. And going to Florida, a state that's been behaving badly in many
was in recent times. Looking at things from the pessimistic side, this is
sort of what I imaging things could be like. Yeah, I'm painting things
with a pretty broad brush, etc. etc., but I'm trying to set my expectations
low, so with a little luck, things won't be this bad.
I drew a rough sketch of this in via photoshop. Then I took it and
"inked it" in illustrator, as well as colored it. I used a lot of layers,
so that the seats would obscure the rows behind them. And actually,
each layer is actually two: one with the colors and one with the lines
of different thickness. And then brought it back into Photoshop to
crop the final image and make a screen-size version.
I started it last night, and then finished it tonight. I was
surprised I could get it all done that quickly. I didn't do any
shading or fancy stuff. Oh, and I actually drew and inked a fearful
grimace on the main character and then had the mask on another layer
I wanted the main character (a "me" that doesn't look like me) to be in
the center. The random things behind him would be mosty covered by the
announcement and other stuff, so all of that didn't have much thought.
And so that the foreground wouldn't steal the attention, I had the two
people in front silhouetted. They also are COVID people. I liked how
the 'cough!" has a covidy look to it. The various speech bubbles are
kind of random assorted stuff. I was getting bored of background stuff
so I started to just put more off-the-wall stuff. There's a pig. Next
to it is a strange Gonzo-like character mostly obscurred by a speech
balloon. Behind him is a dog.
A high resolution version of the image 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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