So, last weekend I didn’t post any doodles. Â The reason for that is I went to go see a movie at the theater (and actually pay!) and then spent most of the day running around shopping. Â In the previous week, my wife’s cell phone broke, and while we were discussing what we should do about it my cell phone broke. Â My wife could conceivably live without her cell phone, but I rely on mine so that I’m reachable for work stuff. Â We ended up at the local Best Buy, and they happened to be running a special on Palm Pre phones: $149. Â Well, we already happen to be Sprint customers and both of use are out of our contracts so we get the full sign up discount. Â We just couldn’t pass it up.
Love the phones. Â They are fantastic, especially for me. Â I’ve got it connected to my Google mail and calendar accounts as well as my work Exchange server, I can see both calendars at the same time but not sync them, so my work never knows about my personal appointments and I don’t have to clutter my personal calendar with work junk. Â Sure, the Pre is a little lite on applications thus far, but eventually that will change. Â Besides, while the iPhone has a million apps, most of them are crap anyways. Â Yeah, that’s a real application. Â But the Pre’s got the web, which gets to most things, and its got a Twitter app and a couple of movie time apps and other basics.
Anyway, this week I spent a little time messing around and making myself some wallpapers for the phone. Â I mean, I’m not 17, so pictures of hot chicks, which is what 99% of wallpapers for phones are, aren’t what I’m looking for, and besides, I like making my own stuff. Â Some of my experiments were complete crap, so I won’t post those, but I will post two that I am happy with. Â The first is a cut version of a previous doodle, the castle and the moon:
The Castle and Moon wallpaper version
After doing that one, I spent a while messing around with Gimp and various brushes. Â So, while not a traditional freehand doodle, here is the best of the bunch, and the only one I felt worth sharing.
City with Symbols
Clearly, I like black and white since I’ve been in more of a “sketchy” mood lately. Â The whole thing was done with a city brush, a couple of mystic symbol brushes and some blood spatter and gunshots brushes. Â Here it looks sort of bland, but I dig the way it looks on the phone where it takes over the screen with the icon bar overlay at the Â bottom.
Anyhow, I’m sure to make some more wallpapers, and I’ll continue to share them.