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Almirena
Posted on: Aug 19 2019, 11:06 PM


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I am sure that the boy version of the cake-jumper can be arranged... good.gif
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Almirena
Posted on: Aug 18 2019, 07:31 AM


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And now... another kolobok idea which I'd been thinking about for a while... a girl kolobok jumping out of a cake.

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Almirena
Posted on: Aug 17 2019, 11:48 PM


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Sometimes those little koloboks feel the spirit of adventure take hold of them. They want to go off into the wide blue yonder, seeking out thrills and excitement.

I couldn't resist answering the kolobok's call for adventure, and gave this kolobok a jetpack.

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Almirena
Posted on: Aug 17 2019, 06:00 PM


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Sleeping Beauty's bed with roses... trying to see if it works...


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Almirena
Posted on: Aug 16 2019, 09:49 AM


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BradLee, I do not mind suggestions at all. Sometimes they give another perspective, or added weight to something, and I'm very conscious of not being a gifted artist and having had to learn kolobok-making from scratch by examining other people's koloboks in detail, sometimes frame by frame.

My koloboks are done pixel by pixel in close-up, then reducing them down to 100% again to examine them anxiously (to see if what worked in zoom works in the correct size), zooming in because almost always it does NOT look the way I want it to, and so on. It can be frustrating when the little kolobok or its accoutrements look muddy or unclear at 100%, and I have to play around with the colours or amount of detail or any of a number of factors.

With the card koloboks, I have a grey shadow line (single pixel border, #DBDBDB) and rounded edges on the right and lower sides of the cards, to give the definition that I hoped would be just enough to stop the cards from disappearing against light backgrounds. I think it works, but if it turns out not to, I would reluctantly change it. (I wanted just that subtle definition!)

Thank you re the boy and girl kolobok with slings. (I used the memory of my own arm in a sling as the mental model.)

Re the Laughing Clowns - oh rats. I think you may be right. Another person has insisted that the neck movement doesn't go far enough, even though I tried to base my kolobok version on this video (especially from 16 seconds in). I am going to increase the movement to 180°. Thanks for the honest feedback!
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Almirena
Posted on: Aug 15 2019, 07:04 PM


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curtsey.gif Thank you, Reny. These were amazing to work on; the court cards in particular (K, Q, J) took a great deal of time and many moments of frustration to get the colours and details to look right at 100%.


New kolobok - a customer service representative:

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Almirena
Posted on: Aug 12 2019, 08:54 PM


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The remaining cards:

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The complete card deck of Kolobok State cards:
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Almirena
Posted on: Aug 10 2019, 08:50 PM


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Clubs suit (1-10) - playing cards (Kolobok State set)

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The cards so far...



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Almirena
Posted on: Aug 9 2019, 01:21 PM


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Oh no!

When I was in my first year at uni, I had some unpublished manuscripts on a computer which was misbehaving. While I was out of the house, my father called a so-called computer technician who decided that the only fix was to reformat the hard drive... I lost writings and some other files that could not be retrieved, even though I ended up paying a data recovery company. (They retrieved about - 90% of the files. Murphy's Law... the really important stuff was gone for ever.)

If you do find any of your works, I hope you post them here.


EDIT: I had to edit "eighty" in numeral form to a html character, as otherwise it kept on rendering as a kolobok. mega_shok.gif ... (see?)
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Almirena
Posted on: Aug 8 2019, 05:03 PM


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I would like to see your koloboks. I had a vague memory that the boomerang kolobok was one of yours, but I have double-checked and realise that it's DrDiesel's work.
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Almirena
Posted on: Aug 8 2019, 12:39 AM


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Hello, BradLee - it's good to see another Kolobok fan here, especially a fellow Australian.

Have you been creating any koloboks of late?

The police koloboks presented a challenge. I learned through painful experience that those chequerboard designs are NOT simple to make.

I'm glad you like the b&w Charlie Chaplin; I enjoyed working on that.

Hmm... re the traffic light... that is definitely a point worth considering. A thumb's-up or even a beckoning gesture would work very well.

The two One-Eyed Jacks... Jack of Spades and Jack of Hearts -
& the Jack of Clubs & the Jack of Diamonds - playing cards (Kolobok State set)


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Almirena
Posted on: Aug 7 2019, 10:50 AM


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The two Jokers - one red, and one black - playing cards (Kolobok State set)


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Almirena
Posted on: Aug 5 2019, 07:20 PM


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Ace of Spades, Ace of Hearts, Ace of Clubs, Ace of Diamonds playing cards (Kolobok State set)



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Almirena
Posted on: Aug 5 2019, 02:48 AM


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King of Clubs playing card (Kolobok State set)

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King of Diamonds playing card (Kolobok State set)

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King of Spades playing card (Kolobok State set)

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Almirena
Posted on: Aug 4 2019, 03:50 PM


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So would I, Reny... I wonder if it's possible to code a game like that.

Here's the first of my Kings. (It also reminds me that I didn't put any crowns on my Queens' heads; perhaps I should. A thinner crown than the king's crown, of course... Hmm. I'll think about it.)

King of Hearts playing card (Kolobok State set)

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Almirena
Posted on: Jul 31 2019, 01:49 PM


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Queen of Clubs playing card (Kolobok State set)
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... and the final Lady for the playing cards...
Queen of Diamonds playing card (Kolobok State set)
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I think that when I initially uploaded the Queen of Hearts card, it didn't have all of the details that I've now added, so here is the current version:
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All of the Ladies in the set:
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Almirena
Posted on: Jul 27 2019, 09:44 PM


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I'm working on the Queen of Spades (playing card) at the moment.
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Oh! I realised that this above court card is from a completely different set! So... I have managed to identify the set from which my Queen of Hearts kolobok came - it's the Empire State deck.

I will make sure that the kolobok playing cards will all be based on the Empire State deck. But the kolobok versions will be Kolobok State deck playing cards.
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Completed version: Queen of Spades playing card (Kolobok State set)

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Almirena
Posted on: Jul 25 2019, 09:38 PM


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Have you ever been to a carnival or fair, where one of the stalls offered the Laughing Clowns game?

There would be several of these automated (coin-operated) clown heads solemnly and grotesquely turning to one side, and then back again, over and over, while the person playing would try to roll a ball into the wide open mouth of the clown so that the ball would roll down the correct lane.

They always fascinated me, those inexorably turning clown heads with the gaping mouths!

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Almirena
Posted on: Jul 24 2019, 08:25 AM


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Reny, you are so encouraging!

I have another butterfly - this time a crimson butterfly.
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Plus a butterfly in teal.
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(I'll think about some other butterflies for the future. For instance:
glasswing butterfly (which would look stunning if I had it sitting on a flower so that the transparency of its wings would show clearly)
spicebrush swallowtail with its glossy black wings featuring a radiant aqua section with pipings/dots of yellow
sunset moth
eighty-eight butterfly
banded peacock butterfly
Wallace's golden birdwing butterfly


Also... I've edited my scarecrow to improve it.
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Almirena
Posted on: Jul 17 2019, 10:52 PM


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A black-and-white version of Charlie Chaplin:
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The alien disguise (with different eyes - more alien-looking):
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Almirena
Posted on: Jul 15 2019, 07:06 AM


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And... because it would be a pity to waste those wings, here is a rainbow butterfly: Attached Image

I will probably work more on this because at the moment there is only one expression on the butterfly's face.



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Almirena
Posted on: Jul 10 2019, 04:57 PM


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I looked closely at a clip of Charlie Chaplin's walk to give me inspiration for that kolobok. (He doesn't actually move his head like the kolobok, but it seemed to be the best way to get across the idea of the way he walked, since koloboks don't have legs!



I forgot to upload my butterfly-fairy kolobok spreading fairy dust earlier:

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Almirena
Posted on: Jul 8 2019, 09:16 PM


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Charlie Chaplin:

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Almirena
Posted on: Jul 4 2019, 02:34 PM


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give_rose.gif (Thank you for the encouragement, Reny!)

Here is a sunflower, enjoying the warmth of the sun:

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Almirena
Posted on: Jun 26 2019, 12:48 PM


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I love the idea of roses entwining the bed. I'll see what I can do.

I'm glad that you like the musicians. I am extremely happy with them. The one that delights me the most is the mediaeval lady dancing; the movement involved had to be as precise as a gavotte... The piper and drummer are among my favourites out of all the koloboks upon which I've worked.

Here is another kolobok scene which grew out of the "crossing fingers for good luck" kolobok. It shows a cheerful little kolobok walking along, only to be suddenly confronted by a devil popping out from behind a tree. The kolobok quickly makes the ancient "crossed fingers" sign, and the devil is banished.

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(I tried so many different styles of horn, but most of them looked like a jester's hat. I think I finally hit on the right image.
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