Upon waking up this morning and seeing how beautiful a day it was, I decided to go for a skate and get totally lost…which ended up being successful in one sense, and very unsuccessful in another sense. The part about getting totally lost went well, as I ended up under the Brooklyn Bridge by Delancey in some huge parking lot, and for the first time in a while, couldn’t find my way back without a map. This may be excusable, due to the fact that I had eaten pavement a few minutes earlier. I totally skinned my elbow when my board slipped out from under me…I’m just glad I didn’t land on glass or anything.
I spent a while today discovering how to use Gimp to remove the graph paper lines from some of the pencil drawings I did a few weeks ago. It turns out that it can be accomplished by duplicating the image’s blue channel on a white layer, then selecting the lighter grays that make up the graph lines. After a bit of playing around with Gimp, I came up with this guy:
It’s a start, huh? I’ve been wanting to learn the process of enhancing drawings on the computer for a while, and here’s my beginning. I’m going to add some shading to it a bit later on.
I started watching BSG again tonight with some friends. It’s crazy to watch again from the beginning and see all the stuff that I missed the first time, or foreshadowing that you can only catch the second time around. Some favorite quotes: “Frakkin rats!”, “You sound like a lawyer.” Quinn, if you’re reading this, you know what I’m talking about.
ubuntuforums.org is where I get a lot of answers when Ubuntu seems too daunting to be true. Maybe you’ll like it too.