Tweaking & Twitter.

So I’m attempting to get better at networking.

Feel I should start now, get the ball rolling – I’m already in second year, best get a move on with getting my work out there!

Part of this plan involved entering a uni competition, I’m attending a conference/networking event next Wednesday (business cards at the ready!), and I finally got Twitter.

Yes … me … and twitter … bet you didn’t think that would happen!

Here’s the link btw if you wanna follow me! 🙂

http://twitter.com/#!/graphicdesignks

Also, the marathon that has been this blurb book is finally finished.

Done ‘n Dusted. Sign, sealed and delivered!!! …

… (Well, it’s gonna get sent off real soon for getting made up!)

And the Weebly site *insert sigh here* is coming along okay too, got the characters made up for the stop animation and I’m hoping that based on the success of this video, my second video in flash for the new project will work out okay too – more details on that to come!!!

Here’s a BEFORE, and AFTER the lecturer’s feedback, of one of the final spreads for “Dot & Line”:

BEFORE

AFTER

I’m quite pleased with the final outcome for this spread, I think it’s more organic, and the typography isn’t as harsh, lemme know if ya think otherwise!

Anyways, break time over, got another bit to go in studio! 🙂

Over ‘n Out,

graphicdesignandstuff

xxx

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Chiaroscuro & Curry

Just finished my time in studio today – thought I’d quickly stick up a wee post about my progress with this book project.

I’ve finished my research (thank god for that!) and I’m now onto taking photos for each of the basic principles of design.

I’ll then have to narrow these down to ten images, one for each category:

Colour, Texture, Dots, Lines, Dot & Line, Crossing, Planes, Circles, Rhythm and Chiaroscuro.

After that I’ll have to create an illustration for each photograph (using different materials ‘n such) and stick it all together in a purdy layout for publishing … and this is for Friday … sleeping shall be minimal for the remainder of this week!

So here’s 3 of the images that I feel are the strongest so far – shall hopefully get this all done in time!

So this spiderweb that I photographed today is for “Crossing”.

I was lucky enough to be taking pictures whilst there was a burst of sunshine through the windows, and because I snapped this during the blip of good weather, it picked up markings on the glass too – which I thought looked rather sparkly and purdy!

This is for “Texture”. Whilst photographing the walls outside our studio for “Dots”, I noticed a small numerical print on the wall – it looked like a rather rough texture, so I zoomed in and then altered the contrast on photoshop to bring it out a wee bit!

And last, but not least :P, this image is for “Chiaroscuro” (light-dark). Just stumbled across these whilst wondering about Scott Sutherland building and altered the white balance on my camera before taking the shot.

So that’s all for now, since I probably wont have much time to update over the next week!

Off for curry and chat at Jan ‘n Den’s now (biryani goodness!).

Over ‘n Out!

graphicdesignandstuff

xxx