Archive | November, 2011

Good & Bad Page Layout

30 Nov

Good – The colors on this page are mostly warm, and the text stands out exceptionally well. And the figures you see are all on bronze-colored shapes, giving them a significantly satisfying feeling. Plus, there’s just the right amount of space between the figures, and the image of Link holding his sword up high is well-centered and doesn’t obscure the Nintendo Power name too much.

The layout of this page is not particularly well-balanced. There’s too much detail on the right and a wide open space on the left. It doesn’t work very well this way. The black Duracell object practically blends in with the black sky. Dark colors don’t look good on dark backgrounds, mind you. If I were the designer responsible for this, I’d switch places of the object and text next to the object (Today, there’s no reason to run out of power) and shrink down the size of said text. I’d also make the object a little lighter and make it a little bigger.


Fruit Crate

29 Nov

November 29, 2011

Rolling Hills

28 Nov

(November 28, 2011)

First time I used the crop tool within WordPress.

Art Event #8

22 Nov

1. The Annual Passholder Holiday event at Disneyland. Monday, November 14th, 2011. An event that took place from 8 PM to 12 AM, annual passholders were able to experience Disneyland in its holiday make over for the 2011 holiday season and afford exclusive meals and treats for the occasion.

2. I attended the event with my father and brother because we also had cards that gave us access to Disneyland AND Disney’s California Adventure* (*I felt the “apostrophe S” had a better ring to the name of the second park). While we were there, my father took some pictures of a few points of interest, two of which feature me and my brother.

3. The decorations around the park are among the things that definitely influence my Christmas-related work. And the way “It’s A Small World” appeared is truly awe-inspriring.

4. We once saw some footage of a 1960sĀ episode of “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color” in the theater where they hold the Lincoln attraction, and we got to learn how some attractions, including “It’s A Small World” came to be.

5. I found that they had to use tiny, tiny bubbles to create snowflakes, but who am I to criticize their attempts at giving the park a wintery feel?

6. Considering I’ve been attending Disneyland for many years, I don’t think there was a lot of discipline for me to learn from. However, I once went up in “Tarzan’s Treehouse” (which I haven’t walked through in a decade) and as I walked along and read pages about Tarzan, I felt a great burst of wind and a loud roar coming from a lifelike model of Sabor, which really startled me. What can I say? It’s been years since I took the little tour.

7. Whoever thought of the event deserves a lot of praise. This time around, the cast members need to be sure the parks guests are having a wonderful time in this time of year.

Updated JFF Poster

18 Nov


16 Nov


November 16, 2011

Genre Gig Poster

14 Nov

The genre I chose to use for this poster is Art Deco, which I actually talked about in two of my previous art classes. It looks very simple once you get to understand this concept. As long as you know which colors work the best, you can’t go wrong. The poster’s style is reminiscent of the many Art Deco works, including the two below. The font I usedĀ  (Broadway) works pretty good!

The band I picked is an American alternative rock band from Brooklyn called They Might Be Giants. John Flansburgh on the left, John Linnell on the right. You might know them for creating the theme song for Malcolm in the Middle. They were also responsible for the theme song for Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I first learned about the band in 2004 after watching “Different Town” (Strong Bad E-mail #99) and “Experimental Film” on Homestar and I thought, “That band sure is interesting!” I think of TMBG as an “anything goes” type of band, which is why I decided to put them on an Art Deco poster.

I would highly recommend the band to many college students – they released plenty of albums aimed at children (e.g. Here Come the ABCs). They’re also an excellent source of inspiration.