Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
| Who Gets the Check?
January 29, 2024
I had lunch today with Timothy. We usually trade off who picks up the tab
but neither of us really knew, so we decided to come up with a seemingly
simple answer that had sufficient ambiguity: even or odd. We'd count to
three and on three (not after) we would both hold up one or two
fingers. Or no fingers. I would be odd, he would be even. We both put up
one finger. It seemed pretty odd to me, but he decided since they were
equal we were even, though he was more even.
I thought it might make an amusing cartoon, but then I didn't want to have
endless frames with just a few lines of dialog that would kind of be going
nowhere. So instead I just started to make a rough sketch of my impression
of the scene. Since it's getting to the end of the month, I thought it'd
be good to have an actual drawing this month, rather than just a photo
(though the photo took me hours to edit and this one was 15 minutes or so).
But I didn't want to spend too much time on it, so a quick doodle seemed
I drew it quickly in Krita using the touch screen laptop, which is kind of
hard to draw on vertically. The two figures do not resemble me nor Timothy
in any way other than we were both at a table holding up one finger (but our
hands looked more realistic). The waitress was not there watching our
battle, nor did she look anything like the drawing. But the bottle of
soy sauce at the table kind of has a passing resemblance to what I drew.
As I'm fond of saying, "There's a fine line between good, and good enough."
I think this is good enough for what is called for at the moment (which
is the complete lack of the need of having any straight lines or lines that
match up with each other). The full resolution image (which no one should
care about) is here.
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.