Ive not posted anything in a month, I have been quite busy though.
The first thing that has kept me from posting is that I now have an allotment. I waited 3 years to get one so I had to go and meet the man and sort all that out. So far I’ve done some digging, made a wooden compost bin and decided I want to dig a pond.
In addition to that I also had a talk to give for Uni about my work. That went quite well but required a few late nights in preparation.
Thirdly and probably most time demanding was that I got the opportunity to work on a brief with a design studio in Chester. This was very good as I got payed to draw for the first time (second if you count the time I got paid £40 to paint gold letters on a pet shop in Birkdale village).
Also, days before my seminar was due to happen, I decided to use a “power uninstaller” to remove loads of unused stuff from my PC. to cut a long story short I deleted more than just old files, part of my registry was deleted and I couldn’t log in. My brother in law managed to fix it days before I had to do my talk.
Since my last post I’ve also read Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban and goblet of fire. I’m currently up to chapter thirteen of order of the phoenix in my attempt to read all the books before the last film comes out. I’m sick of walking out of the cinema whilst everyone complains about how inaccurate the films are to the books and not being able to moan about it myself.
Lastly, Chrome has dethroned Opera as my browser of choice and I learnt my dog likes to ride in a wheelbarrow whilst Suzanne pushes him around.
My Illustrated panorama project is coming along slowly. I am at the stage where I’m drawing the final pieces which then need to be coloured. This is hampered by the fact that its very warm and sunny and I want to prance around in the grass outside. After they are coloured I’ll use Pano2vr to make them into interactive panormas, this is the plan Ive always had, however…
After having 2 “crossover tutorials” with different tutors, I have finally decided that I am not going to be making an arcade cabinet to house my final piece. I am now going to acquire a projector and hopefully a darkened room. The final outcome will be more immersive and hopefully have more of an impact. It will be interacted with through an XBOX360 controller placed on a plinth.
Above is an example of how I’ve been laying out the scenes I’m drawing in Photoshop, I use this as a reference whilst I draw on my A1 paper/grid setup. One of my tutors questioned why I’m drawing something rough in Photoshop then hand drawing it, only to take it back to Photoshop to colour, and why didn’t I just do it all in Photoshop? The answer is; I like hand drawn, I think it looks nicer than when I draw with a tablet.
I think the number of illustrated panoramas I’ll end up with will be around 10. I’m aiming for 10.
The absolute final day that everything must be left for assessment after which nothing can be altered is 31st may. I aim to get the drawing portion of this done by the end of next week.
- Finish 10+ panoramic illustrations
- Scan them
- Colour them
- Pano2vr them and add sound
- Organise display of all this
- Avoid buying Portal2- this will jeopardise everything.