I've been a very busy bee lately! I'm on the verge of graduating from my Graphic Design degree - a very fruitful three years that will be sourly missed! I've developed mainly as an Illustrator using Vectors and Digital Painting, but also in general as a Graphic Designer, Typographer and Logo Designer.Flash Game
I've just finished creating a Flash Dress up Game
as my Final Major Project for my degree, called Maidens, Pirates Steampunks & Zombies
It's a quirky new Dress up Game, featuring the option to 'Mashup' some of the more boyish and overlooked genres. A true labour of love, it gave me the excuse to study not only the gorgeous aesthetics of 18th and 19th century fashions, but also the culture and ideas behind some of the coolest fantasy genres on the planet.
The majority of Dress up Games at the moment only tend to feature modern fashion, Justin Bieber, or Unicorn-riding Princesses, vomiting rainbows. Though we can all enjoy such frivolities at times, for just one moment, come over to the dark side. Bring out the geek within and make your own Pirate-Steampunk-Zombie-Lady!
To play the Game click HERE
Please let me know what you guys think! Dissertation
I also recently got the results for my Dissertation about Lara Croft, and got an A
! It just goes to show that if you ever need to write a mentally long essay, it should be about something that interests you - that is why my essay was about Lara Croft!
The essay title was:"To what extent does Lara Croft reflect a negative portrayal of women, and how closely does this relate to other Female Video Game characters?"
Here are a couple of quotes so you can get the gist of it:"Not only does Lara Croft provide the perfect balance between beauty and strength, she also provides the gamer with a perfect representational fantasy. Video games should be discussed involving theories about visual representations, however, the nature of the video game is also so much more than just something to watch. The gamer does not simply watch the characters; they control them entirely. ""The idea of living out a fantasy is completely encapsulated within the world of Lara Croft and is entirely the point of playing video games. In the same way that we can take on the role as an invincible criminal, gamers playing as Lara Croft can take on the body of a beautiful, fit, brave adventurer, fulfilling their fantasies of power. Using Lara as an extension of ourselves within a believable virtual world we can do impossible leaps across bottomless voids, and take risk after risk in order to complete the dangerous level. If we fall and perish, we can simply try again and again until we reach our goal; through Lara we become invincible, and through the world of gaming, we can fulfil ultimate fantasies."New Website
My new Website is here!Website Blog
My Blog is also still going strong:Blog