…although I have been working on a map for Warwick University’s sculpture trail with a colleague of mine in the UK. Quite an interesting job for me as I do enjoy a foray into illustrator now and again. Here is a rough draft which apparently is on hold while they build a few multi-storey car parks. Maybe I should get into that and maybe make a little more money… ha ha. I did all the line drawings and the map – but not the layout.
At present I am promoting and marketing my Radial Golf mobile app and so creating images for that which can be quite fun. Here’s a shot I took on the course the other day which I trimmed up to look like a postage stamp.
This is quite a diversion from my normal activity…a golf scoring mobile application. All the design, photography and concept is mine of course, but I have had the great pleasure to have worked with Loichai studio who have made this dream a reality for me.
I started playing golf just over two years ago and looked for a scoring application to record my results. The ones I found were not what I wanted so I started to record them in my own unique way on a sheet of radial or polar graph paper my father had given me when I was young.
The idea is that the centre of the wheel is a par score of 72 and the outer edge is set at 120. Every time you play you add another point to the curve in a clockwise direction. Ideally, as your scores come down you will create a ‘spiral of improvement’ and eventually hit the centre. I found this visual idea to be such a great incentive to get out and play, that I decided to create it as a mobile application so beginners like me, as well as more established golfers, could do the same.
It has come a long way from my original graph and now looks like this:-
As you add your own courses to the list you colour code them so you can also see progress on those individual courses as well :-
All the information is fully editable so you can add all your past scoring history, add photos, notes and maybe even excuses!
I was very kindly asked to join in on the Cosmic Consciousness show on Kcorradio.com by Trisha Gelder – Spiritual Numerologist, who has enjoyed using my oracle cards in her work. There’s almost an hour of chat talking around my career as an artist if you are interested. You can find the link here.
I have recently taken up my chisels again and am in the process of creating a circular hand carved alphabet. From the response I have had from social media friends, as well as the pleasure of working with wood again, I am greatly encouraged to take this work further and become much more serious about this aspect of my work.
I plan to create at least 10 pieces over the next year and exhibit here in Bangkok.
After another round of book cover designs which will be on show in due course, work is now complete on the beautiful Tai Chi Reflections cards application both for Apple and Android operating systems….
This is a beautiful application that enables you to pick random cards and share the images via social media as well as reading the accompanying texts. The full version is now available here on itunes and here on google play for android. It is also available on Amazon Apps here
Limited free versions are also available for you to try out.
If you do purchase one of these Richard would be very grateful for your review.
A second project is an altogether different affair, in fact a golf application. It is quite a departure from Richard’s normal output. Watch this space on this one.