Tuesday, 30 March 2010


so far Ive got the main high street sorted but i am beginning to make the Pepperland section, this is a huge undertaking for me , as I'm not that proficient in flash and this part of the site will be the most flash heavy, Ive watched the movie and that's helped for the inspiration and basically its one big mind trip ,so to pull it off ill have to have a lot going on on one screen at one time, this section was going to be the games section, but given the fact the time frame I'm working in i don't foresee the possibility of putting games in, so i have there for come to the conclusion i will make it interactive with lots of little Easter eggs for Beatle fans to enjoy :)

Saturday, 27 March 2010


ive added the beatles so far they just stand on the street ,hopefully ill have them clickable and they do something , also added lamposts in the foreground so u get the impression of depth these really look good and im very pleased with the final outcome.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

i have been playing about in flash trying to get the idea onto the screen, the problem i had was figuring out the code for the images to move so it gives the impression that it has depth, i initially started of with the images both moving on the x axis and the y axis so you had the movement of your head to look around, but it didn't feel right and the images didn't blend very well on the y axis, so they stayed on the x axis and i played about with them till it looked right.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

John before and after

here is John Lennon his was fun to do, and adding the fur really made him look cool.

Paul before and after

here is Paul McCartney out of the 4 of them , i believe he was the best rendition i put the texture on his shirt which i used denim, hard to see when its quite small.

this is George Harrison the problem with George was his costume was quite bland so it wasn't much fun doing this one :( at first his hands were down but i soon changed it to them being behing because it looked better.

Ringo body before and after

here is Ringo's body before and after, i used the same colours they used in the films as i wanted it as authentic as possible, the only thing i did differently was make them look as though they could have worn those clothes in real life, the project is set in reality so it would be quite a cool twist , to achieve this i put real textures into the costumes at least 1 texture per Beatle.
here are the Beatles body's which i sketched freehand rather then using the pen tablet like i did with the heads, it was just easier this way, i took inspiration from the yellow submarine era, so Ive set the date to 1968 which is the year the motion picture was released, so the sketch's represent the time. even though the song yellow submarine was released in 1966.

here is my reference i used to get the styles right.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

here are some examples of the art work I'm still drawing at the moment ,Ive made it in the style of first person perspective so to the person visiting the site, gets the feeling of standing in the street with the Beatles, the idea at the moment is just an idea. i will need to look on google for tutorials on how to apply the effect.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Gallery replaced

today i have been playing around with the initial idea, i can see from the problems I'm having with the gallery in flash that this will be a huge task.
so therefor Ive put my project on a diet and cut out what i didn't think was essential, so i cut the gallery and the idea that it was in a studio, i thought having it in studio was hard to add iconic images and places associated with the Beatles, so after lots of drawings later Ive come up with the idea of having 2 famous landmarks in the Beatles history, Apple studios, where they did the famous gig on the rooftop, and Abbey road, the iconic image of the 4 walking across the zebra crossing is probably one of the most famous images in the world and what most people think of when you mention the Beatles.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Galery Mock-up

This is the mock-up of the gallery section, which in flash with have the curtains closed. and just the blue meanie, then you click him and he pulls the curtains rope, and the curtains open to have butterflies fly around the page while you can browse the pictures, which i haven't decided to have have scroll across or have static yet, I'm looking at tutorials which help you make a dynamic gallery in flash, which pull in data like php would for html.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Coding the Intro

here is the yellow submarine, which will make its appearance, randomly around the site, also used in one of the games.

as of the moment I'm working on the intro, it has now evolved into a intro and a quick photo montage, which brings the user up to speed, as the website is set towards the end of the Beatles career, so a moving photo montage and glass orb which shows the year plays before you enter the site. but having problems with the coding, the orb flys on screen but doesn't fly off as easily.

Ringo & John

These are the Black and white and the colour images of John Lennon and Ringo Starr,All members will be wearing clothes, which they were wearing in the movie yellow submarine.

paul and george

here are paul and george, see if you can figure out which is which :)

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Friday, 12 March 2010

Alot to do

Still tackling the challenge of producing all my own art work , it would be very easy to copy things from the Internet but i wont.
There is alot of things which i am still working on, one of which is the intro which has stopped and been put aside, till all the imagery is done, i felt as though i was running before i was walking, so that's taken a backseat for now.
second is the artwork, working flat out now producing the artwork for the website, some i have had coloured some not, the band is all i have finished 100% so far.
hoping it wont take to long so i can concentrate on the site itself and sort out my intro.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Let there be COLOUR!

Finished the colouring of the band members now, took longer then expected but i think the results speak for themselves , they look really good in my opinion.

i had help with the shading, after looking up painting technique tutorials for Photoshop, which really helped, because before they all looked a bit sunburnt.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

flash fun

been having fun with Adobe Flash Cs4 creating my intro which will be the first thing you see once clicking on the site.
It seems to be a constant uphill struggle, i have made it but to the best i can, even now there are still glitches and things i cant seem to move, but i will get there, it still looks good, but would look even better 100% completed.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Preview of Logo

This picture i have posted up is on i have made in Adobe Photoshop CS4 , it is the main logo which i will be using in my Adobe Flash Cs4 intro.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Band Members

So just to give you an idea of the artwork ill be doing for the site i have posted up the two Adobe Illustrator Cs4 images one of George Harrison and on of Paul McCartney (they are rough drawings) .