Thursday, 18 November 2010
This is an image from charcoal which I drew for a 'body book' brief. My idea was to show how smoking effects your body and so I titled the book 'Are you turning your body into a powerplant?' Here you can see I have incorporated some of the structures found on a power plant into the organs of our body. In the book I had facts and figures next to each organ to explain how smoking affected them
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
After hearing the feedback about my website by the tutors, I can see that some of the pages of my website, especially the Portfolio page, are very crowded and don't show my personality. I didn't really realise before how crowded that page actually was and will definately change it now although I do still like the homepage and about me page which are also quite full. Also, the writing at the top of each page is very large and so takes the focus away from my work but when designing the website I thought it looked good. I think the writing does look good on the New Projects page, Contacts page, A level work and First year work pages because it looks quite minimalistic and the header gives the page character and contraqsts with the white backgrounds of the pages. I will definately change the portfolio page and maybe how I could make the homepage and about me pages less crowded. I do still like my design but prefer my first idea of the magic show. However, I know that if I had stuck with the magic show design I probably would not have had time to do all of the disjointed rollovers and links which is a more important factor when looking at websites.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
After looking at many websites for inspiration, the one I thought stood out the most was the 'Christian Laboutin' website. I liked how it was so interactive and fun and how it didnt relate to his designs much but still worked. This is why I originally decided to do the magic theme. I really liked the idea at first and aimed to add animations like the Laboutin website. However, after I had done the homapage and portfolio page I lost inspiration and didn't know how I could carry on with the magic theme without it looking too cheesy and unprofessional and so I decided to go for one of my original designs which was more generic. If I had more time I would have definately carried on with the magic theme but felt that I needed to concentrate more on the actual function of the website as opposed to the way it looked. At first I found the software 'fireworks' and 'dreamweaver' hard to use but have am familiar with them now. Seeing as I have more time to edit my website, I may continue looking at the magic show theme but it depends on my other ongoing projects...overall I like the design that I chose to work with in the end even thought it is not as fun as the magic theme!