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A selction of some of the digital designs I have made.
Miss You My Dear
This is a very neat photomanipulation with a slight dramatic feel to it. After having looked through hundreds of hamsters, I finally found the three that fitted my idea. My challenge was to limit myself and let the three poor shipwrecks tell the story. Fortunately El Capitan seems to be in control of the situation, and no doubt he will lead our heroes back to safe port.
I can't sit by my desk designing all day, once in a while I got to get out and get some sunlight. I trip to the beach and a walk along the shore always does the trick. The design started out just playing around with a typeface, but it developed into a bit more. The theme was almost given and the composition came quickly - probably because I got an urge to get out an get sand between my toes.
This composition has long been a personal favourite, due to the simple and positive message. From the beginning it was the intention to make a simple design, and as such, the most important part of the design became to place each flower individually to maintain overall balance and harmony. It was a fine balance to construct the word, so that it appeared as a random set of flowers, and only after looking closer have the word "Yes" come to view.
The idea with this design was to create a realistic 3D text in a natural environment. A lot of different bitmap graphics have been used, but in spite of this, the design is still harmonious and uniform. It was fun working with the many different graphic elements, and I am very pleased with the result.
This is an older photo manipulation that is still is very popular - especially amongst the many code geeks I come across. It is a very simple manipulation, but I paid a lot of attention to the small details, that overall makes the composition look realistic. Yes ok, I know that a turtle wearing a military helmet is not a realistic scene, but then again, these days it seems as if everyone and everything is eager to start a military action.
This is a somewhat dark design with an almost eerie atmosphere. The composition is a good example on what I sometimes refer to as graphic sampling - tons of different graphic material put together in a new design.
The idea with this design was to create a bunch of letters that was on fire to the point where they were red glowing. The challenge was to have a lot of fire in the design without disguising the letters - if the word was lost in flames, so would the message.
This design is both romantic and a bit dramatic. Ok, I may have been a bit enthusiastic about clouds that day, but then again, is there anything better than clouds? It is basically just a mass of clouds, surrounding an emerging planet that is being reborn. To add more life to the scene, I finished it with a silhouettes of the savannah with grazing animals.
Path To Glory
This design is another early project working with bitmap graphics and brushes. It is a funny composition with no meaning, basically an early attempt at a spacescape. The design has the usual amount of clouds and stars, and in the background a huge planet that is barely visible. The path is a bitmap picture of The Great Wall in China. If you look closely, you can see a lonesome tourist, now staring into deep space.
This design speaks for itself. The idea came when I was working on another design. Initially I just wanted to make a tangled mess of roads, that was intriguing to look at, but working with it, I realized that the design needed at twist, to have a story to tell. I decided to put a small idyllic green spot in the corner, and to emphasize on the contrast between the two sceneries, I choose to use the same grey car all over, except for the yellow one in the green spot.