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Jay & Boomer in Front of Silverthorn’sAgain in spirit, Boomer & I are enjoying our mugs of  organically & shade-grown, fair-trade, French Roast coffee this morning on the boardwalk of Silverthorn’s Café.

Last Sunday, I decided it was time for Boomer to learn how to do graphics. He, with some reluctance agreed. I asked that he draw a car to add to the tow-truck and old time car I had drawn earlier.

So, he set out to draw his own car. After about four hours of attempting to “get it right,” and some language I dare not repeat, as it may offend the ears of our Gentle Readers, Boomer abruptly stood up from his desk, grabbed his camera went outside and photographed his car.

“You can’t use a jpeg—too much photo shopping involved,” I told him.

“Just watch, y’old coot, I have an idea.” He replied with a smile.

A relatively short two hours later, after cropping the jpeg, dumbing it down and copying it to the Word document, and then outlining the car—viola! A cyber-car was born!

Car Photo & Graphic © 2007 Jack Boardman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jay

 

And the story continues at Danger Bay—Identity revealed!

 

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Rainmaker
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Chris Griffith
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Question:  Is this going to be like, The Boomer and Jay version of the Bat-Mobile?  Knightrider?  LOL  You'll need to make a wristwatch so you can communicate with your car now.  See the can of worms you opened?  :)
Aug 13, 2007 11:40 PM #1
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Lenn Harley
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Love it.  Isn't it amazing what can be created with deft use of a graphics program or Word????  I'm an old fashioned free hand drawer since first grade elementary school myself.  But, I can make image programs dance. 

This is a great example.

 

Aug 14, 2007 12:12 AM #2
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Allison Stewart
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Good for you!  You are the graphics masters!   Can you do a Corvair?  Please....
Aug 14, 2007 12:16 AM #3
Rainer
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Peep: The car is known as "Lumpy"after a hail storm back in 2000 severely damaged the car (since repaired). It will play no active part in the series.

Lenn: Word will accept a very small jpeg, so that's how Boomer was able to trace the various parts. Then it went to Publisher to be combined with the backgound jpeg. I had Boomer do all the steps except the final tweaking for publication. I've seen your work..."dance" is an understatement.

Allison: Yes but need a photo, preferably directly from the side, front, or rear, the drawing program is not well-suited for perspective.

Jay

Aug 14, 2007 12:55 AM #4
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I am sooo happy - HAPPY - HAPPY!!! Thanks for my b-day present Jay!
Aug 14, 2007 01:40 AM #5
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Lola Audu
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This was really cool.  You all do things with graphics that are really interesting. 
Aug 14, 2007 01:41 AM #6
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Cheryl Johnson
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Pretty cool!  What I wanna know is how did Boomer manage to squeeze it into that parking spot without knocking down the lamp post?  <s>
Aug 14, 2007 02:11 AM #7
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Bob Carney
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thats cool...
Aug 14, 2007 03:40 AM #8
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Ines: Happy birthday!

Lola: Thanks!

Cheryl: 'Cause the lamp post is accross the road (see big photo on our last post).

Bob: Thanks.

Jay

Aug 14, 2007 05:03 AM #9
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George Souto
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Jay the car looks great.  Looks like you found the perfect gift for Ines, by including her in your other blog.
Aug 14, 2007 12:01 PM #10
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George: And I was unaware of it being her birthday! It was in the character pipeline for a while, and I managed to get it done on Boomer & my drawing day on Sunday.

Jay 

Aug 14, 2007 12:16 PM #11
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Lysa Napolitano
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Boomer! Look at you go!! On may way to Danger Bay!
Aug 15, 2007 07:09 AM #12
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Sarah Cooper
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You didn't even know it was her birthday when you did that?!  Wow, I don't know, that makes it even more special.  :o)
Aug 15, 2007 07:38 AM #13
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I totally agree Sarah - isn't that wild?
Aug 15, 2007 07:50 AM #14
Rainer
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Lysa: Sorry for the delay in replying to your comment. Unlike Jay, I actually have to WORK for a living, and although my employer provides a great place to work, my request for a laptop, or at least a Blackberry, has been rejected—they think I can’t drive & blog! Imagine that! Anyway, thanks for your compliment!

Sarah: No, he didn’t. I guess timing IS everything.

Ines: Hello. I’m Jays better looking, younger & smarter partner at your service! (I KNOW I’m gonna pay for this)

Boomer
Aug 15, 2007 08:38 AM #15
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Kaye Thomas
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I want to know how you did that.. it looks so cool..
Aug 15, 2007 04:49 PM #16
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Lysa Napolitano
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Boomer, I hear ya there, my company is the same way :) and I wouldn't change a thing!
Aug 16, 2007 03:13 AM #17
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