October 29, 2006

Tomatoes don’t grow on trees: Phase III, Prototypes

So my new blog (project blog) is looking extremely… BORING! And I have only a few days to fix it, but I think I know how. In the meantime, I took some time to create one of my concept images, which relies on an idiom. Idioms can be a problem since they’re highly culture-centric, but as a classmate pointed out, if you don’t know what it means, you can always ask! Or look online. I imagine the context of my site would offer clarification anyway. Fortunately, this particular one is fairly self-explanatory, but its meaning (having artificially optimistic appearances) should be known in order to lend a full comprehension of what I’m getting at with this:

Unfortunately, and I realised this only when I exported to a JPG for the web, the colour will be different everywhere and to everyone. Fortunately, the web version turned out a little more realistic than the one in Photoshop. (It’s just what Photoshop does.) To my eyes, it looks natural, and hopefully it won’t be too different everywhere else, but hey… any food image will be dealt the same fate. What can ya do…

So, what do you think?