mercredi 6 novembre 2013

random sketching and drawing

 Some random sketching and drawing I did, I don't usually use color but I felt I could try for this.

 A fist sketch I did on some lined paper.

 The sketch on the right is the first sketch I did of the series, the one on the right is after processing it in photoshop to clean it up.

And here are two variants of it with different colors, all done by pencil and colored pencil.

The four last drawings took some inspiration from here:

Bolt-action SIM card changer.

    This idea stemmed from a conversation I was having with some friends on a boring Monday afternoon. We were talking about how stores always get prank calls and that the solution would be that stores could have a phone that blocks your number after a certain amount of calls in a given time period, and that an effective counter would be to change your SIM card and thus your number after each call. As you may know, changing a SIM card is long and impractical, requiring to take out the phones battery, slide the card out and put the new one in.
    Thus I present you the bolt-action, clip fed SIM card changer. It is an add-on to a phone that is inserted in the space normally reserved for the battery and SIM card. It holds those two elements separately and allows the battery to be placed elsewhere making space for the rest of the system.

jeudi 17 octobre 2013

DSDN112 Project 3 final.

DSDN112 Project 3 summary:

For the comic presented in this project I wished to portray a range of emotions that occure in common situations such as joy, sadness, embarrassment and anger.

When transiting from the paper format used for the zine to the web based format used for the website I looked at what kind of interactions could be transferred from one format to an other.
The first interaction that comes to mind is the turning of the pages, that can easily be replicated in the website, but then it occurred to me that this interaction, though necessary for the paper based publication, maybe wasn't desirable for a comic. As it is, the comic is divided into panels that make up the structure of the story, but having these panels spread across different pages breaks the continuity of the narration when one must turn the page. Hens, a layout of the comic strips that would require the minimum of distraction from the narration of the story would be best.
Thus a vertical layout was chosen so as to conforms with the way that the strips were read in the zine, but with no interruption between them, and foregoing the titles of each strip so as to to break the narration, this was chosen by my experience from reading similar publications and noticing that I would almost never actually read the title of each strip.
Moreover, I thought of using simple animations to enhance the reading experience, but it is well known that moving objects draw more attention than text and inanimate objects, thus I avoided them so as not to, once again, distract from the narration of the story.
In conclusion, I think that a simple layout with no distractions from the comic, that can be read as a single continuous narration and involving a minimal effort for interaction, namely, scrolling down the page, is a good way to go for a web-comic.




-Lecture and tutorial examples.

-Personal readings used as inspiration for the comic: Lucky Star by Yoshimizu Kagami and Achi Kochi by Ishiki.

mercredi 2 octobre 2013

DSDN144 Final pictures and Proposal


For this final project of looking at light, I did two different kinds of photographs, The first was using air bubbles formed on the side of a clear plastic container filed with water as a sort of second lens for the camera to shoot through, adding coloring to the water allowed me to get some interesting effects.

The second type of photograph I took were done using the same container and coloring but on a larger scale so as to obtain interesting patterns and colors, finaly I inverted the obtained photographs to reveal different colors.

DSDN144 P3 Final selection after editing.

mardi 1 octobre 2013