Second test

I haven’t been on second life for a while lol!

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Kyoto & Tokyo

My second trip to Asia and my first to Japan!

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test

Test post

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Vector mic

Microphone

While practising using the Illustrator’s pathfinder tools, I created a stylised microphone.

The top pattern and on the readout were both made using the pattern tool, a single staggered line on the latter gives the reflective effect.

Two simple dark grey to 100% opacity at the top and bottom of the image add edge definition and an extra layer of depth.

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Feather princess

Feather princess

Using a symmetrical start for this design, I began adjusting the shapes to give more definition to the figure and clothing before finally settling on a long dress.

Nearing the end, she was looking quite regal, so she got a crown & insignia. The balanced white spacing is deliberate so that the viewer can see what the picture is built up with.

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Camera vector

cameraBased on a simple digital SLR camera style, I have managed to develop an instantly recognisable image in Illustrator. The aspects are also brought forward with a simple colour scheme, close to greyscale.

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Cat mask

Styled mask using the pen tool.

Styled mask using the pen tool. © 2013 RollingCow

The image is constructed using the pen tool in Illustrator and making use of the stroke function to produce varying effects to stroke length and style.

Click below to see a full-sized version of the finished version: http://www.rollingcow.com/WP/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Cat-mask.jpg

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Chuu Ni Byou trace

Line art of image and colour stages

Line art of image and colour stages © RollingCow 2013

This is the first image I’ve made entirely in Illustrator. The original image was taken from the ending sequence of the anime ‘Chuu Ni Byou Demo Koi Ga Shitai!’ (中二病でも恋がしたい!)

Click below to see a full-sized version of the finished version:
http://www.rollingcow.com/WP/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Rika.jpg

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Mobile landing page goes live

website screenshot

A screenshot of rolling cow mobile (ALPHA) © RollingCow 2013

I started working on a mobile landing page for rollingcow.cow yesterday and after developing a liquid html format in Dreamweaver. I discovered the following blog (http://buildinternet.com/2011/01/add-a-mobile-landing-page-to-your-site/) which made setting up the javascript usability basics a breeze.
The only stage that caused some trouble was accessing the .js file on GitHub.com where I couldn’t find the file for download. Eventually I found the file redirection_mobile.min.js listed on Google Code site.
The webpage features the same sections as the regular version but a simpler gallery style is required to reduce the load on the mobile device, especially on mobile internet.

The article itself (currently in alpha testing) as of 24/02/13 can be seen at m.rollingcow.com or you can visit the main website via a mobile browser!

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