THE COGNO PROJECT - WORLD OF WARCRAFT
I would like to introduce you all to ... drumroll please... "The Cogno Project". This is the secret diary and scrapbook of the Greatest Warlock of All Time, Cogno the Megalomaniac, the Magnificent, the Malificent... oh alright, the Midget.
While searching for ways to practice and improve my Photoshop skills, I stumbled across the Scrapbooking Community. Apparently (especially in America) there are an enormous number of people who keep Scrapbooks (or Memory Books) of events such as holidays, weddings, new babies, school sports days, family pets etc. Just about anything is suitable material for a Scrapbook. With the advent of affordable digital cameras and of course applications like Photoshop, the Scrapbooking hobby has made the transition into the Digital Age... cue Digi-scrapping.
My first thoughts were along the lines of "Oh no, pictures of people's babies and pets online! Aargh!" but then I reconsidered. You could digi-scrap ANYTHING. Absolutely ANYTHING. Even Cogno could have a scrapbook. Yes, I know, an imaginary scrapbook of an imaginary character in a roleplaying *game* but hey, there are no hard and fast rules in the digi-scrapping community and it would train me to use Photoshop better. I ran the idea past two of the Scrapbook forums and they advised me to go for it.
I started displaying the pages on the Wyrd Angles guild forum and by the time I had finished and closed down the thread, it had received just over SIX THOUSAND hits!
So... here it is - eleven pages of "The Cogno Project".
The original images were 3000 pixels square (10" x 10" at 300dpi for printing) but I have HEAVILY reduced and compressed them for web viewing. Click the thumbnails below to show the 1200x1200 web images which should be around 400Kb in size...
Please also remember that these pictures were created back in 2007 and WoW looks a LOT different now.=== CLICK TO VIEW FULL SIZE IMAGES ===
A Postcard from Loch Modan
Memories of Gnomeregan
The Imp with the Ego
A Demon of Distinction
The Jack of Hearts
A Beast and His Mate
End of an Era