Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Kinyn Chronicles-site update

If you saw the first website I did for Kinyn Chronicles, it was a purple romantic mess. It was done in a hurry because a website was needed ASAP and it was the first idea that popped into my head.

For the past few weeks I've felt the need to update the website. And I began to come up with ideas on what the theme should look like.


This is just an example of the template used. The watermark is not a part of the design.

I'm pretty happy with this. It makes it clear that the website is fantasy. The color schemes aren't chokingly romantic... 

The woodsy background is a picture I took in Costa Rica. The horse is from Kentucky, also a picture taken by me. It has the wings of a seagull but I think that picture was taken by my writing partner, Julie. I put a painterly filter on it to make it more otherworldly... like someone from that world might have painted it. 

I created the torn paper by filling a rectangle in with paper texture. I then took a brush and erased the edges and then... I burned them! I think it finished off the website nicely.

So if you have the time, please head over to The Kinyn Chronicles and take a look at it in action!