Hi everyone ,
David and I recently launched the redesigned version of our web site, Artistic Realism. We have been working on and off on the new design for the past several months. It was a lot of fun to do but I am very relieved that it’s now finally finished and that we can actually see it work “live” . Apologies for blogging about it so late — there were some things which were not working properly with both the web site and the blog that we had to fix first.
One of the major changes in the web site is the new color theme. After testing it using many different color combinations, we eventually settled for lighter and softer colors which we hope helps focus more on the artwork.
Another change is that close-ups of the artworks now come in two sizes. We’ve added a medium-sized close-up so it will be easier to view the entire drawing at once without having to scroll. The larger images are still available though and may be viewed by clicking on the medium-sized ones.
In addition, we updated the site with some new drawings and paintings: 4 drawings in David’s gallery, 2 portraits in my pencil gallery, 2 in my pastels gallery, and 2 original artworks in the Art Store. I’ve made step-by-step demonstrations of two of my earlier works for the Drawing Board as well. They are: Portrait 2 and Portrait of Ron.
If you come across any broken links, links that point to the wrong pages, or grammar and spelling errors, we’d appreciate it very much if you let us know by sending us an e-mail. Also, if you have any suggestions on how to make the web site (or this blog!) more user-friendly, please let us know. We will seriously consider all your suggestions.
Thank you for looking. We hope you enjoy the new design! And we hope all of you have a great 2009 !
PS: To those who accessed the blog and found it gone the other day, we apologize for the inconvenience as we had to do a much-needed update on the blog software.
- Web Site: Artistic Realism Pencil Drawings