Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Website is finished..... sorta

The website is about as done as it is going to get for now. Please check it out at http://ramsites.net/~gjperez/ and let me know what you think!

Now, back to work on some puppets....

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Almost done....

I am pretty close to finishing the graphics for the homepage of the new website. Getting the textures for different areas was probably the most fun part. I'm finding that photoshop is most fun for me when I incorporate multiple sources including traditional art, texture (cloth, paper, etc), and the digital coloring.

Anywho, just as I was finishing up, a friend of mine suggested something that was right on the money. Use flash! Well unfortunately I'm an idiot and this was made with the intention of using just some basic html. For a flash rendition I would have to do some serious rearranging. This may happen in the future but now that I've gotten this far I think I'm just going to finish as is and translate it to flash at a later date.

Here it is-


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Website

So it's been a while since I last blogged I know. Since the semester is finally finished kicking my butt, I can now pick up where I left off.... well kinda.

The truth of the matter is that Vincent is completely finished now and has already made his big debut at Saturday Art School. I WILL continue to post my haphazard tutorial in the future. I have all the pictures, I just need to slap them on here. I find one major problem with blogging, and that is, the time you spend blogging is time that you might spend doing your artwork. That being said, I know of plenty of other people who are way more productive than me that somehow manage to blog too. Sometimes you just have to sacrifice a little sleep.

Anywho.... After teaching two semesters of Technology in Art Education, my students inspired me to create a new website. Getting back into web design has reacquainted me with some of the many frustrations that go into developing a website. If any of my students are reading this I just wanted to let you know I have an overflowing abundance of respect for all of you.

Below this pic you will find the rough draft of my website. The theme is kind of carnivalish, which I found fitting with my new emphasis on puppet making and such. The top banner will be hand drawn and then probably computer colored. I'm thinking an etched look ala

Fun fact - Lot's wife got totally pwned by God. Then his two daughters got him drunk and did the nasty with him thinking they were the last humans on the earth. GROSS!

Ok so here is the mock-up for the website. It's pretty simple; the ticket areas are going to be links and the thumbnails are pics that enlarge when they are clicked.

Please let me know what you think. I could use as much feedback as possible on this one!