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Posted by: Almirena Jan 1 2018, 05:38 PM

With all acknowledgements to the original creator (Dr Diesel, I believe?), here is a Girl version which took its inspiration from the Happy New Year kolobok.


Posted by: Aiwan Jan 3 2018, 07:05 PM

Thank you smile.gif The girls will be happy. wink.gif

Posted by: Reny Jan 4 2018, 02:24 AM

Almirena.... really nice yahoo.gif

Posted by: Almirena Jan 9 2018, 12:16 PM

I am glad to add to the "Girls' Gallery" of Koloboks...!

I've a few more here - with all acknowledgement to their respective original inspirers:

<-- Girl examining the heavens through telescope
<-- Girl version of the "facepalm"
<-- Girl composer (or conductor) fixing wrong note

Posted by: Aiwan Jan 11 2018, 05:39 PM

There was some problem with adding works to the gallery. sad.gif

Posted by: Almirena Jan 13 2018, 08:07 PM

Aiwan, I'm sorry to hear that! I hope that whatever the problem is can be sorted out soon. (Is it something to do with the version of PHP on the server? Or the permission settings for the folder?)

<-- A girl physicist; all acknowledgement to Laie who created the wonderful original on which this is based (Einstein).
<-- Girl version of the Shakespeare kolobok (or poet or writer of any sort).
<-- Phlebotomist / Venepuncturist.
<-- It always struck me that the ideal way to present a kolobok on a magic carpet would be with the kolobok wearing a turban...

Posted by: Aiwan Jan 14 2018, 06:22 PM

Цитата (Almirena @ Jan 13 2018, 10:07 PM) *
Aiwan, I'm sorry to hear that! I hope that whatever the problem is can be sorted out soon. (Is it something to do with the version of PHP on the server? Or the permission settings for the folder?)

He is added to the server, but not to the gallery. Our gallery shows images from the database.

Posted by: Almirena Mar 15 2018, 08:30 PM

New - a gong. (The poor kolobok probably has his brains scrambled by the repeated whacking and swinging...)


Posted by: Aiwan Mar 16 2018, 07:18 AM

I think you need to work on the smile. It's bad when the meaning needs to be described in words. wink.gif

Posted by: Almirena Mar 16 2018, 01:48 PM

You're right; I'm hampered by my lack of drawing skill, I admit.

Posted by: Almirena Apr 5 2018, 06:36 PM

Hopefully this is better.



Here is an atom with electrons whizzing around:



A wooden spoon trophy. (In English-speaking cultures, the Wooden Spoon award is one given to the person or team who comes last!)





 

Posted by: Aiwan Apr 19 2018, 06:33 PM

Draw more friends.gif

Posted by: Almirena Apr 30 2018, 07:13 PM

I don't know if you're aware that the national flag carrier airline of Australia (the third oldest airline in the world) is Qantas Airways. Qantas aeroplanes are instantly recognisable to any Australian, with the red and white colouring and the distinctive kangaroo design on the tail.

Here are the boy Kolobok and girl Kolobok Qantas Airbus aeroplanes.




Posted by: Aiwan May 1 2018, 06:32 PM

Good job good.gif

Posted by: Almirena May 16 2018, 11:19 AM

I don't feel 100% happy about this Kolobok, but I do like the idea.

Melon ball.

Posted by: Almirena May 19 2018, 06:15 PM

Girl version of Champagne Drinking:


Cellist (orchestral/classical cello) - with all acknowledgements to Laie's original jazz bass.


Posted by: Reny May 22 2018, 06:41 PM

Nice, Almirena... clapping.gif I really like the Champagne drinking girl and the airoplane smilies.

Posted by: Almirena May 29 2018, 08:35 PM

Thank you, Reny!

I was especially pleased with the Qantas aeroplane smilies.


A few more:

Girl version of falling asleep in an armchair:
Girl version of "It's HIS/HER fault!":
Girl version of Sherlock Holmes / private investigator:
Scales (also could be used for Libra):

(I'm not entirely happy with the mouths in the scales kolobok. I also don't like the look of the ribbons; they somehow look like a shower cap.)

Posted by: Almirena May 30 2018, 11:34 AM

2nd version of the scales / Libra:


Posted by: Almirena May 30 2018, 11:00 PM

Girl version of Laie's wonderful galloping horserider with lance:
Girl version of Laie's equally wonderful horserider taking a toss from a horse determined not to be ridden:
Girl version of Laie's accordionist:


Posted by: Almirena May 31 2018, 01:40 PM

An orange:

Posted by: Almirena Jun 4 2018, 01:58 PM

Traffic lights.

Posted by: Almirena Jun 7 2018, 02:32 PM

QUOTE (Almirena @ May 31 2018, 08:40 PM) *
An orange:


I wasn't happy with the orange emoticon, and have reworked it.

Posted by: Aiwan Jun 8 2018, 07:53 PM

Nice koloboks clapping.gif

Posted by: Almirena Jun 11 2018, 01:46 AM

Frog:
Girl version of Kolobok taking medication/pills/tablets:
Kolobok driving blue car:
Girl version of Kolobok driving blue car:

Posted by: Reny Jun 14 2018, 10:58 PM

Nice new smileys, Almirena good.gif I really like your girl versions. And the traffic lights! yahoo.gif

Posted by: Almirena Jun 18 2018, 11:11 AM

Thank you for the encouragement! <--- one of my favourite koloboks; it expresses acknowledging thanks so gracefully and gorgeously...

I'm currently working on a complicated kolobok which is truly like a mini-drama episode.

Posted by: Almirena Jun 19 2018, 12:40 AM

I hope this kolobok conveys the story properly; it is a defibrillation (getting the heart re-started).

Posted by: Aiwan Jun 20 2018, 06:04 AM

Хорошая работа! Но на будущее, я бы посоветовал избегать сложных мелких рисунков в смайлах. Это я говорю про сердце, например. Его можно обозначить схематично и это будет правильней с точки зрения стилистики и реализации задуманного. Ждем новых работ.

Good job! But for the future, I would advise you to avoid complex small drawings in smileys. I'm talking about the heart, for example. It can be designated schematically and it will be more correct from the point of view of stylistics and realization of the conceived. We are waiting for new works.

Posted by: Almirena Jun 20 2018, 06:58 PM

Aiwan, I had exactly the same thought about that heart. I have four other versions with different heart styles.

One of my attempts has the heart looking a little like a roast chicken - ai, ai, ai! Another looks a little like a Valentine cushion in the shape of a heart. The third... well, I can't help thinking that this heart looks a bit like a red Santa sack full of toys.

Anyway, I'll upload them here, and will be happy for any advice or for your suggestions about which version is most successful. (I also played around a little with the "shock".)








I will keep trying different heart ideas. And I think I'll go back to the first "shock" version as well.

Posted by: Almirena Jun 23 2018, 02:39 AM

In the meantime, I think I will do a circus set.








I think this is a better version for the defibrillation. The "Valentine cushion" heart was a nice clear image, and after a bit of fiddling around with a nice sinus rhythm on it, it seems to have worked out well.




Posted by: Reny Jun 23 2018, 09:54 AM

Yes, the heart is much better now. clapping.gif

And such a nice circus set yahoo.gif

Posted by: Aiwan Jun 23 2018, 06:01 PM

Цитата (Almirena @ Jun 23 2018, 04:39 AM) *
I think this is a better version for the defibrillation. The "Valentine cushion" heart was a nice clear image, and after a bit of fiddling around with a nice sinus rhythm on it, it seems to have worked out well.

good.gif

Posted by: Almirena Jun 27 2018, 01:34 AM

Girl version of the wine drinker:

Girl version of the gaoled prisoner:

(Also Aiwan's incredibly touching weeping girl in gaol, if you do not mind, Aiwan... I think that girl kolobok is outstanding in its verisimilitude.):

Posted by: Almirena Jun 30 2018, 10:36 AM

More for the circus set...

Circus elephant rearing up.

Circus lion jumping through fiery hoop.

Posted by: Aiwan Jul 2 2018, 08:12 PM

Цитата (Almirena @ Jun 27 2018, 03:34 AM) *
(Also Aiwan's incredibly touching weeping girl in gaol, if you do not mind, Aiwan... I think that girl kolobok is outstanding in its verisimilitude.):

Of course I do not mind smile.gif Draw if you like it. wink.gif

Posted by: Almirena Jul 6 2018, 08:20 PM

Thank you!


I have another kolobok for the circus set; however, it's almost 300K and I can't reduce the file size any further without compromising the quality of the kolobok presentation...

It's a circus high-wire trapeze act.


Is it possible to increase the maximum single upload size to 300K?

(In the meantime, I've linked the image.)




Larger / longer version:

Posted by: Almirena Jul 12 2018, 09:13 PM

A quick break from the circus set - to present the moon waxing and waning...



I'm not sure whether I should enlarge the black area; it looks a little odd as a black rectangle. Any ideas welcomed.

Version 2: Waxing and waning moon.

And with the moon actually kolobok-based:

Posted by: Almirena Jul 15 2018, 06:53 AM

QUOTE (Almirena @ Jun 23 2018, 09:39 AM) *
I think this is a better version for the defibrillation. The "Valentine cushion" heart was a nice clear image, and after a bit of fiddling around with a nice sinus rhythm on it, it seems to have worked out well.


To my embarrassment, I realised I had left an extra set of hands on the surgeon at one point!

Corrected defibrillation kolobok:

Posted by: Almirena Jul 16 2018, 04:35 AM

Celebrating France's World Cup win, here is the French flag (boy and girl version) based on Laie's flags:

And... although Australia did abysmally in the FIFA World Cup, here's the Australia flag as well:

Posted by: Almirena Jul 18 2018, 08:01 PM

Recycling:

Posted by: Almirena Jul 19 2018, 10:43 PM

More flags to celebrate FIFA, international peace (hopefully), and more:

Argentina Belgium Brazil China
Colombia Costa Rica Croatia Denmark
Egypt Finland Guatemala Iceland
Indonesia Iran Ireland Israel
Japan Morocco The Netherlands Nigeria
Panama Peru Portugal Saudi Arabia
Scotland Senegal Serbia The Seychelles
South Korea Suriname Sweden Thailand
Tunisia Ukraine Uruguay Vietnam

Posted by: Almirena Jul 22 2018, 11:28 PM

How the old 78s (phonograph / gramophone records) were made:


Posted by: Almirena Jul 23 2018, 03:04 PM

How the old 78s (phonograph / gramophone records) were made:

(corrected the bad frame)

(with a recording horn)

Posted by: Reny Jul 25 2018, 02:03 AM

You are so busy, Almirena yahoo.gif

All the nice flags wink.gif
I like the trapez act very much.... clapping.gif and the grammophone idea clapping.gif


Posted by: Almirena Jul 30 2018, 11:14 PM

Reny, .

Hab' ich es richtig verstanden, daß Sie von Köln sind? Hier ist die Kolobok-Flagge von Köln.
Ich habe auch eine Berliner Kolobok-Flagge gemalt (meine Mutter wurde in Ost-Berlin geboren). Der Bär ist schwer zu malen, mit so wenigen Pixeln!

Am I correct in saying you are in Cologne, Germany? Here's the Kolobok flag for Cologne.
I've also made a Berlin version (my mother was born in East Berlin). The bear is very hard to draw with so few pixels!

I love collecting antique gramophones, and old 78s of Melba and Caruso. (Partly because I am a classical singer, amongst other things, but also just because I have the collecting bug.) That inspired the recording kolobok.

I am thinking of possibly doing a kolobok CD, but I don't know if it will work out the way I want it to.

I've also done another for the circus set. It's the circus strongman lifting two girl acrobats.

EDIT: Oh! I see it isn't displaying fully. Here is the circus strongman linked:

Also... the Great Sphinx of Giza:

Posted by: Almirena Aug 2 2018, 01:09 PM

Big Ben.

Posted by: Reny Aug 2 2018, 08:57 PM

QUOTE (Almirena @ Jul 30 2018, 10:14 PM) *
Reny, .

Hab' ich es richtig verstanden, daß Sie von Köln sind? Hier ist die Kolobok-Flagge von Köln.
Ich habe auch eine Berliner Kolobok-Flagge gemalt (meine Mutter wurde in Ost-Berlin geboren). Der Bär ist schwer zu malen, mit so wenigen Pixeln!

Am I correct in saying you are in Cologne, Germany? Here's the Kolobok flag for Cologne.
I've also made a Berlin version (my mother was born in East Berlin). The bear is very hard to draw with so few pixels!
yahoo.gif clapping.gif clapping.gif

Ja, Almirena, stimmt, ich bin aus Köln und freue mich wirklich riesig über die Kölner Flagge. Eine richtige Überraschung. yahoo.gif yahoo.gif Ganz herzlichen Dank, ist nicht einfach mit diesem Wappen, aber es sieht sehr gut aus und give_rose.gif


Yes, you are right, Almirena, I am from Cologne and I am very happy about the flag, yahoo.gif yahoo.gif this makes my day. Thank you so much, it's not easy with this weapon, but it looks very good.. give_rose.gif

The bear also is very well done, great work. good.gif

And I like Big Ben and the Sphinx clapping.gif Great! smile.gif

Posted by: Almirena Aug 2 2018, 10:57 PM

Ja, das Wappen ist so knifflig in Miniatur zu mahlen!
Ich freue mich, dass es dir gefällt.
Ich hab' gelernt, das Schachbrettmuster wird nicht richtig dargestellt, wenn Blockfarben nebeneinander in einzelnen Pixeln dargesteckt werden. Mit der kroatischen Flagge z. B. probierte ich, wie es geht!

(Können wir uns duzen?)

The coat of arms on the Köln (Cologne) flag is tricky to do in miniature. I'm so glad you like it. And... shall we call each other "du"? - (moving from the formal "you" to the informal/less formal or intimate form of "you").

It was a surprise to me when I first tried creating the chequerboard pattern (for the coat of arms), that one can't simply put one block colour next to another block colour, in single pixels, to recreate that pattern. It just doesn't render properly to the naked eye. I saw this when trying to draw the coat of arms in the Croatian flag!

I am so grateful that many people with an excellent ability to draw (particularly in miniature) have created some wonderful koloboks. I examine what they have done, how they achieved the effects that they have, what sort of shading they use, how they offset the effect of certain colours to create an illusion when one looks at the final result at 100%. It is such a revelation! I try to learn from their experience, and I bow to the inspiration of Aiwan in particular, as well as others such as Laie and Connie and Viannen (for instance) who have carried on within the framework of Aiwan's style.

Where are all of those wonderful graphic designer people now? It is hard to believe that they are no longer still drawing koloboks.

Posted by: Reny Aug 9 2018, 01:48 AM

Almirena, (natürlich können wir uns duzen.) yess.gif

I really appreciate your work in drawing the Cologne weapon, it is very well done....and your other work, too give_rose.gif
And I am looking forward to the Croation flag, this will not be easy.

Yes, it is very quiet here after this many years of creative work. So sad...but I think they are not longer drawing koloboks.

Posted by: Almirena Aug 11 2018, 04:34 AM

Croatian flag is one I'd already done:

I am temporarily unable to do any more koloboks; I've just had hand surgery! (Maybe I can do a little more further work on a kolobok I started a few days ago, but I will have to try with my left hand. It's a Thomas the Tank Engine kolobok.)

Posted by: Reny Aug 11 2018, 01:59 PM

Almirena, the Croation flag looks really great. clapping.gif

I am sorry you've had a hand surgery and I wish you a speedy recovery. give_rose.gif

Posted by: Almirena Aug 19 2018, 10:23 AM

My hand is still painful! (And the wound itself is swollen, but at least it's not infected.)

My doctor has said firmly, "Don't use your right hand until the stitches come out, and then, very little use (just finger exercises) for months."

So... Kolobok-drawing is on hold. (Also, emailing is hard; I have to reply to client emails but it is so slow typing with my left hand only. I am constantly temped to use my right hand and have to stop myself.)

Once I've recovered, I am going to draw a kolobok with its hand in a sling!

Posted by: Reny Aug 23 2018, 07:37 PM

Almirena, it seems you have to be patient. give_rose.gif Furthermore lots of luck for your hand, one day you will have recovered and make many wonderful koloboks. smile.gif air_kiss.gif

Posted by: Aiwan Sep 3 2018, 04:49 PM

Hello! How much I missed!

I returned for a long vacation and ... I leave for work moil.gif Almirena, recover and as soon as recover, immediately sit down to draw koloboks, otherwise they will not let you live peacefully within you. crazy.gif

Posted by: Reny Sep 6 2018, 11:45 AM

Hello Aiwan... welcome back give_rose.gif

Posted by: Almirena Oct 1 2018, 09:18 PM

I am still finding it hard to use my hand with the precision needed for Kolobok-making... but I do have a new little kolobok here.

It's an actor wearing a Greek mask of tragedy.

I suppose if several of these are put together, it's a Greek chorus.

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Thomas the Tank Engine:


Posted by: Reny Oct 2 2018, 02:01 AM

I like your actor very much, Almirena good.gif smile.gif and also the Tank Engine biggrin.gif
Hope your hand will be soon better. give_rose.gif

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