Archive for April, 2010

I like the final design for my portfolio site as it has all the features that I wanted included in the design and it has kept with the same style as the branding package. I think the icons I have created for the footer make it easy for viewers to identify what each section of […]



Perspective, usually used when drawing or recreating a scene, helps to make the image have more depth as everything is in perspective to each other. Things in the distance and in the same proportion to each other as they are in the foreground. When drawing in perspective you can either use single point or multi-point […]

—————————————————————————————————— Here is my final header image for my portfolio site. I have kept the company name fairly bold, only highlighting the first letter of every word. I have positioned the logo so that it is still recognizable but doesn’t dominate the header. I like how I have used a very gentle radial gradient emitting […]

To keep my portfolio and the blog separate (professional and personal) I have decided to give the blog a slightly different styling. Whilst it keeps a very similar layout with both the header and the footer being the same size, content and layout they differ in style by being a lighter colour scheme, with the […]

This is a rough story board for a short 20-30 second long animation in the same style as previously tested. It involves a few extra and altered techniques such as getting the cowboy and horse to stand up on its own rather than propped up against a window frame, balancing it on its hind legs […]

After looking at the previous animations earlier in this blog I have decided to do an animation of a cowboy on a horse so have started to develop some tests to see what can be done with the techniques and equipment that I have. I’ve started with a simple six frame animation that I have […]

These two images taken by Ryan Schude both fit into the fibonacci spiral, one of the golden ratios for images. This ratio usually allows for a more dynamic images as the eye tends to follow the spiral present in the image. —————————————————————————————————— —————————————————————————————————— As both these shots have movement in them as they have been […]

When using dark colour schemes you can loose some of the readability, which is highest with dark text on a light background. One way of keeping some of the readability is to use a more pleasant and less eye-straining contrast between the background colour and the text colour. —————————————————————————————————— —————————————————————————————————— By using a sans-serif font […]

Another version of the golden ratio is the golden triangle. This works by creating right angle triangles off a central line that spreads from one corner to the opposite diagonal corner. This then creates a focus point and a ‘cradle’ just inside the point of the smallest triangle. —————————————————————————————————— —————————————————————————————————— The first image has created […]

For this design I have used a similar image (with different proportions) to that used in the branding package, which includes the logo on the right instead of the left and each first letter of the name done in red and the rest in white. I have then positioned a very simple but functional and […]