Assignment 1 – Vehicle
Sketches and final rendering. Inspired by turbo jet engine and Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Assignment 2 – Character Design
Inspired by the zodiac creature; Gemini. The goal was to make it scary and cute at the same time(as is on the sketchbook). But decidedly to go for semi-realistic approach as it fits nicely with the grotesque organic design. (Shout out to Mr Kannan for the sketch that I failed to realized it.)
Assignment 3 – Environment Design
Sketches in progression. The nicest one is Mr Kannan’s one, of course.
360 video of the environment. Music is Svefn-g-englar by Sigur Ros.
Presentation Slides For Peru Embassy Is Here
Presentation talks about the choice of colors, font choice and flowchart of the website.
Early Mock Ups
Some important features to be noted:
-Slider at the front feature 3 images that hyperlink to other content pages.
-On headlines page, added overflow:scroll box into Newsfeed so the page does not get increased in height through out long period. The headline can be pressed and link to its source page.
-Youtube videos added on Visit Peru page(these are feature in US embassy page)
-Automatic animated Slideshow of Peru images added.
-Google Map embedded into Contact Us page. Also marked with pin on Embassy location.
-Inquiry form added for visitors to input questions or feedback.
-Font chosen for <p> is ITC Franklin Gothic family. This isn’t available in everyone’s computers, hence might need to embed it domain server. If not possible, then likely change to Google Font.
For the 2nd assignment, we have to make a CV website about ourselves. The structure I chose is static vertical menu on the left and content on the right. Black noisy background to fit nicely with the white/grey font colors. This also gives more focus on the important images and portfolio works.
Homepage – Profile of the creator
“Drowning In The Feeling of Ecstasy”
The video concept is originally inspired by my previous graphic design works. As seen here, the idea was translating the psychedelic songs to how I interpret them visually. Psychedelic music is basically a genre that influenced by the use of psychedelic drugs as the most common one is LSD. Emerging from the 1960s, it has influenced some of the classic bands to make their magnum opus works. The Beatles made Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Clubs and The Beach Boys produced The Pet Sounds.
The sound of psychedelic in the early days were more pop-ish and accessible to the radio listeners but with the growth of technology and synthesizers, the genre has been more towards experimental sounds. Today’s psychedelic genre are still alive and well with music producers such as Animal Collective, Panda Bear, Danny Brown and Shabazz Palaces. While the sounds are vastly different from the early 60s to today, they all have one similarities in their sounds; to drown their listeners in the feeling of ecstasy.
According to freedictionary definition, it is an intense joy or delight. But by a psychological perspective, it also mean a loss of self-control which is often associated with religious mysticism, sexual intercourse and the use of certain drugs. This feeling of ecstasy is what I usually try to visualizes when I do my psychedelic graphic works. And would be much interesting if could visualised it more through a moving picture.
My visual interpretation of psychedelic sound
Assignment 1 Final Designs are here. Baiduri is a bank service website with lots of green and white as the original site has both of them as main color. My goal is to simplify with a lot of space around the text. Mahkota Crytal is a glass product company, and again its original has blueish purple and yellow colors. But for the mock up I decide to go for full violet and light orange for bigger contrast, as one of them will be as text over the other as background.
Mahkota Crystal Product Webpage
Baiduri Bank Service Webpage
First assignment .mp3 is done. Can hear down below. With screenshot of multitracks consisting of over 16 tracks with over 25 sounds. Over 50 has been collected from freesound.org library.