Redesigning the Website. Part one.

It’s time for a revamp of the Cheshire Designer website and I thought I would document the process here. To begin with this will be a brief overview of the reasons and preparation work taken place so far.

I plan this to be a series of blogs written at the same time as updating the website–so if you are reading this in the future, you have probably already seen the final results of this adventure. If you have stumbled across this as I work on the web development, then please join me for the journey.

Why change the website?

The current site was always a way of learning the basics of responsive web design. I wanted to create a site that looked neat, loaded quickly and was responsive. I think I succeeded fulfilling my initial brief and learnt a lot, but a timely comment from a friend made me realise a few things too. Continue reading “Redesigning the Website. Part one.”

Re…Drawing: The Start

My main reason for taking up the pencil again was to help with my 3D work. I love character animation and really would enjoy creating an animated short…I’ve never been happy with any characters I’ve designed though.

So, my plan started with picking up Creating Characters with Personality by Tom Bancroft. Overall, a very useful book that I’ll review in detail another time. One thing I like is that–as you work through the book–you build your own cast of characters for a fictional animation, so you  learn by doing.

Shortly after, I was asked  to create an illustration of some cartoon Elephant Santas for a charity fun run and, although this wasn’t used, this was my chance to put my new knowledge into practice for the first time!

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