Monday, 2 February 2009

Life is Good!

The next two assignments are here and I have to say I'm quite looking forward to these.

A5 involves building the website we designed in A3, meaning we get to do some XHTML and CSS - one of the reasons I wanted to do the course in the first place.

A6 is all about image manipulation and involves a presentation on Photoshop techniques (one thing I'm dreading), a mini-assignment designing advertisment banners, and the creation of a website in Photoshop. There's also links to A1 in that we have to collect digital artwork each week and annotate it as we have been doing with other inspiration.

I think I'm going to enjoy designing the website for A6. We have a choice between doing a site on Sandal Castle, The Magic Circle, or the definitive site for Earth (aimed at ET's). I've already got a few ideas for the Earth one and think this will be a great opportunity to get my creative juices flowing.

The first piece of digital artwork was fun too. We had to create a mangatar, and I thought mine looked pretty cool when I'd finished.

Annotating was frustrating though, as we were only given 200-250 words per piece and I needed far more to go into the level of detail I wanted. Still, I edited it down to the 250 and it should be detailed enough for what Steve was wanting.

So, as long as I keep on top of the work this time and don't let myself fall behind I think this next semester is going to be a lot better than the last one!