Tuesday, 28 January 2014

bloody technology

well been really busy with uni work and real life so had not written anything until after Christmas.

Then computer decided it wouldn't let me sign into my own blog!!!!!

talked to the IT guys at Greenwich who explained I needed to sign out of my university google account as at home it wont accept it . what a pain.

still now im back blogging. 

off to look at precedent studies of other landscapes and will do a load of catching up tomorrow

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

16th November ,decided to get away from the computer for a few hours and attended this years Society of Garden Designers conference at Imperial College......met some of the Part time students there and bumped into Sarah from Hadlow College   .   Here are a few picts to prove it.

 metis entry 2013

typically I ran out of time and had more ideas than I had time to add or alter
I have been soooo busy since my last blog, I seem to run out of time to post anything ,so here goes.

firstly the third year full time garden designers have decided to adopt a new work philosophy


no good complaining about the work load, its got to be done so don't  sit there thinking ,just do and the inspiration will come !

 just realized ,does this make Jamie  Darth vadar ?

Saturday, 9 November 2013

just finished preparing my work for Metis. I 've spent around twenty five hours on the final section of this project.
a lot of which was spent with problems with my PDF files being far too big. An internet search showed many people had the same problem and few answers on how to reduce them. Lots of companies offer solutions at vast expense though.

An enormous thank you must go out to Chris  my fellow student who gave me some great free tips. I also found it handy to reduce the physical size of text boxes to free up space.

The next problem was how to combine PDFs into a single sheet . I found a great website using photo shop for this and just followed their steps.

I am about to post some images of my work on the blog

just remembered I found it so much quicker hand rendering traced image using pro markers and hand drawing with a few photo shopped trees etc. and I find using old black and white images of people interesting as its obvious they are an interpretation and not genuine. In my opinion there is nothing worse than a photo real image that is not visually correct and your eye spots mistakes, not the design around it.

PS drug of choice    BLACK COFFEE!!!!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

how advertising works  -   lessons in graphics and heriachy