DESIGN 101 - V06

Discussion in 'Art & Creative' started by OVR 06, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. OVR 06

    OVR 06 Guest

    i'm just gonna' talk about some basic principles of design as well as some
    of the stages and thoughts that go into a piece.

    ATTN: this isnt about making sigs or anything. this is purely design.
    and by design i mean really creating a work of art that comes out as an
    extension of your feelings, emotions, thoughts and also your own personality.

    this is the stage before your parents were even thinkin' of gettin' busy
    to conceive you. this is like, when they were sitting at KFC, discussing
    what it'd be like to have kids.

    this is probably one of the most important stages of design. you can be
    as technically savvy with 3DSTUDIOMAX and photoshop as you want. you
    could have programmed the programs and know it like the back of your
    hand but there's a difference between being a technician and a designer.

    i'll be the first to admit that i dont know everything about photoshop and
    i've grown up with the thing. i started out using photoshop 5.5 and i still
    use that to this day, regardless of whatever new versions come out and
    whatnot. having said that, i still dont feel i use the program to it's fullest
    potential. but dont let this make you think you cant create a solid piece of
    art just because you dont know everything there is to know about photoshop.

    back to my point, you could know photoshop and 3DMAX like your own shit
    but it doesnt make a difference in the world if you dont have a vision and
    a direction you want to take your art. what starts out in your head has to
    have structure. even in the early stages, you have to know what you want,
    where you want it, and how you want it to look before you even click the

    personally, i get a lot of my inspiration from my emotions but also from the
    music i listen to. they tell me the colors i want to use, the shapes, what
    colors i want to use in contrast to my primary choices, what kind of tech-
    niques i want to you use to create the desired effect and even sometimes
    i think about some new things i could try. i dont know how to do everything
    i come up with in my head, but i try to find different solutions to my many

    a successful design is like a good business. in one hand you'll have what you
    want in the end and in the other you'll have all the current resources
    you have, which may or may not be what you need to create what you want.
    you have to be creative and you have to find solutions to your problems,
    taking your shortcomings into consideration. if you've come up with a design
    and you're not exactly sure how you're going to get one particular thing to sit
    perfectly with another, you have to first stick with what you know. go with
    what you've done in the past and that you know works and try to evolve those
    things into your desired product.

    again, it all starts in your head and if what you have in your head isnt clear and
    focused, your design will reflect that.

    more coming soon

    PS can someone sticky this?

  2. Blur

    Blur iPimp

    Good that folks.

    Also, lol i remember 5.5...thats the one you can't undo more than once in right? Old school
  3. OVR 06

    OVR 06 Guest

    haha no, you can undo up to like, 99 times or something.
  4. Blur

    Blur iPimp

    Oh. Maybe it just didnt have a history. I dont remember, but i do remember not being able to undo more than once on the PS version i started with.
  5. Gimme couple minutes...
    and a porno.
  6. Blur

    Blur iPimp


    and in the shop there is a buy sticky topic item. so buy it. lol
  7. SenatorB

    SenatorB J.S.P.S

    Which can be perfect for some abstract stuff...
    I reject the idea that every good piece of art has to have originated from a set idea. I know I've certainly made things without knowing what I was going for when I started, as well as have my (admittedly more accomplished artists than myself) friends.
  8. Bio248

    Bio248 Guest

    i pwnd 5.5 back in the day. i updated and couldnt find crap and wanted to go back to it for a while until i found other methods. but 5.5 is still pimpin
  9. OVR 06

    OVR 06 Guest

    is your stuff good?
  10. SenatorB

    SenatorB J.S.P.S

    My stuff is decent... my friends' stuff is better. And I'm sure there are people out there who make really good stuff without having a set plan.

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