Getting Connected- Crowd Funding

as part of getting connected i tried to set up a kickstarter account to better understand the process and the possibilities that this site offers. i was surprised to learn that the site currently does not permit the isle of man as a crown dependency from running on its site


following this i looked at creating a brand/ logo for each of my sites so that if a client had used one and discovered another that they would instantly identify it as mine and may be more inclined to look through the site, having seen my other workPicture5

since my initial focus when getting connected was animation i chose to show a selection of my animated characters and pieces in the banner.  since my focus has now shifted to 2D art i will have to change my banner, and will do so when i have completed editing the into pieces for my YouTubePicture7


since Kickstarter does not work from the Isle Of Man i have opted to go for Etsy as the next viable and most appropriate site with which to sell my work whist i use Facebook to promote and link my pieces.  since setting up the facebook account i have learned that this is one of the best ways to link my YouTube account through my blog. this facility was not possible without having each of the sites set up and linked. this ment that though i had produced earlier animation pieces they were not available to view on my blog till now

Facebook has since trebled the number of people viewing my work and has helped my update my understanding of my audience.


Getting Connected-Facebook as a promotion tool


Tanya Anderson from lovely greens gave a talk on her own experiences

she highlighted that she had two site,

her own

and Face book

she pointed out that the Facebook site led many of her new clients to her site and updated her existing clients on new products that she had available.  she also pointed out the importance of the statistic of each site in following trends and being adaptable to keep her product relevant and salable.

this information has proved invaluable as following the statistics on my blog has highlighted the areas of my working practise that has produced the most interest.

it should allow me the opportunity to keep my work available and sellable.

Creative Identity- photoshop Explored

  • taking earlier unsuccessful etched prints
  • scanned into Photoshop
  • manipulated to either highlight details
  • or enhanced colour
  • rose
  • the original background is too deep
  • the white lines could be more faint
  • if the cuts were deeper then the original design would show through stronger
  • but the outcome is still increasing will work on it more

Creative Identity – Fonts

Moordy dhoo
Pacing the text to the right of the page
Creates a line mirroring the outline of the image on the right hand page
Allows before reading for the client to link the two pieces
Centralising the heading and the text parrallel to image creates liner flow through the book to draw the reader through
Ifplacement is to ellaborate it could confuse reader

  • Chiller-chiller-suitable to the theme but too difficult to read
  • Harrington-harrington- over complicated not appropriate
  • Parchment- parchment- too ornate-difficult to read
  • Viner hand itc-viner-clearer than chiller, mirrors the effect of the woodcut drawings
  • Castellar-castellar-classic and clear but to contrary to the design
  • iskoo- only available on indesign is simillar to the clean lines of castellar but lacks italic/gallegraphy flourish keeping the text simple clan and not overly complicated
  • By presenting each poem placed differently I can eitherhighlight image without the text detracting from the image. But using the same font throughout will link each peace as a whole rather than separate them