Food for the Eye
I recently watched Riddick a really average movie (like a cross between Alien and Mad Max) with great visuals.
I really enjoyed the great visuals based on a desert-coloured hue, e.g.
It was such a visual pleasure (script was a let-down – shame that. It could have been so much more).
Off the top of my head, the most visually pleasing movie I have seen is Sin City, which like Riddick, used only a few shades – usually really dark, grim ones with splashes of vibrancy (e.g. bold red) here and there – for the entire movie.
Here’s a snip which uses the dark shades I mentioned:
And yes, the movie’s great – in fact, it’s one of my all-time faves! Robert Rodriguez and crew did a masterful job with this.
Inspired by the great visuals and my current design studies, I thought that I should start a mini-project soon based on visual design and the web. Here’s what I plan to do:
- Create some designs for web pages similar to these
- Set a time limit of 3x designs a month up until May starting now (9 in total)
- Publish them here
- Select 3 best designs and implement them in my Codepen
- Cross promote and re-publish them here.
Optional: If truly inspired, bump up to 4x designs a month (1 design a week!)
Point 4: Feel free to have your say by letting me know which designs you think I should go I’ll add a voting poll to capture your feedback.
I will title the project: Web Design Challenge (lack of originality – off to a flying start!)