Tuesday, 9 December 2008

DRT- Dreamweaver


Making a website



Dreamweaver was the final thing our module had to offer us in the form of workshops. I've quite enjoyed them to be quite honest. I've not really found anything really hard, its just all very time consuming. Hopefully in the next few modules i'll be able to apply my CAD skills and use things like flash and dreamweaver.

Dreamweaver is fairly straight forward, we only touched on the surface, basic website designing, and i managed to get quite a good grasp of it.

I'm going to design a simple website for my own practices for the module portfolio. I found websites like www.sixsevenphotographic.com are very effective.

My favourite websites are ones like: www.cathkidston.co.uk

www.luella.com

www.houseofholland.co.uk

and the queen of all : www.chanel.co.uk

Critical Studies - Essay preparation

Monday 8th Decmber
Critical studies has been pushed a little bit under the rug recentlybut the proposal is due in tomorrow so have spent all today researching my topic.
I have decided to write an essay addressing:
-If our environment influences the way we think?
-How past theorists have taken a psychoanalytic view on art
-Freud's theory of the ego and the id
-Why people will interpret different meanings from similar things
-Why maybe art is sometimes a form of repression

My essay title is :

"How does the way we perceive a work of art stem from our unconscious psyche?"

So far i've began to read "Leonardo: a memory of chldhood" by Freud and also "Art and psychoanalysis" by Peter Fuller.
Its actually quite interesting what some of them have to say about paintings and sculptures.
Moses and the Michelangelo has had so much debate all over its expression and the way the body has been sculpted. its pretty crazy.
I've also been reading into why the mona lisa smiles.
It all makes sense to me somehow, and i don't feel like writing the essay will be a chore. Which is a verrrrrrrrrrrrrrry good thing.

Digital Realisation Techniques - FLASH!

Had our lesson in flash about 2 weeks ago but haven't had time to blog about it yet.
Previous to this lesson, my housemate had learnt flash for her course and had told me it was really really hard so i went into the lesson a bit scared.
However, by taking step by step notes i managed to understand it quite well, and ended up having a bit of fun with it.
After the lesson i researched some interesting flash designs and i came across this one...

http://www.pinkvice.com/html/love_lied.html

I would like to do something with colour shooting up in my short animation practice.
Will ask bruce how i would do this...

Application of Design -OVER!



Its finally over.... We did our group presentation yesterday and handed in our work.
For my paperwork i wish i'd done a few more ideas sheets and spent a little longer making the development a bit more up to scratch but i was very happy withthe outcome of my illustrations which were redone like 8 times!
Our presentation ran quite smoothly and i think we pulled it together really well at the end as a group. I completely was stressing out on the weekend, as i still hadnt had everyones full set of work to add onto the powerpoint and i wasn't sure how much time i'd be able to spare for the presentation when i still had all my own paperwork to do. But it was finally sorted and our meeting on sunday night in bourbon was very much needed.
My final range plan looks something like this...

Its a bit basic but the idea is for the range to be layered up and you can't really do that with a huge mix of quirky patterned items.


Here's my favoruite illustration, although this was changed for a different background and made to look better for the hand in.