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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
Friendly Skies?
  [This is a partial answer to: what could possibly go wrong?]

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 obscure it.

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 here.

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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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