*Update 11/17/12 – Sorry, but the flash file no longer works on the updated site. Please see my art progressions section.
I’ve been rather neglectful of this blog. I’ve been putting my coding on hold for a bit while I painted a portrait of my father for my mothers birthday and as a mothers day gift. This is only the third portrait I’ve done, and my first in color. It was much more difficult than I thought it was going to be, artistically and emotionally. For those of you didn’t know, my father passed away last July after a four and a half year battle with mantel cell lymphoma.
It was really quite therapeutic in a way. Before doing this painting, when I thought of my father it was difficult to not to see him, even in happy memories long before he was ill, in the frail and sick state he was in when he passed. After studying a portrait of him for some 30+ hours, I think I’ve finally overcome those memories and can see him again as the happy healthy man he was for his life leading up to those final few months.
The application I wrote to display the images reads in an XML file that contains paths to the separate images in the sequence. It then has the “set percent” function to display the images and fade them in between.