IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

3 Pages V   1 2 3 >

Almirena
Posted on: Oct 31 2018, 03:40 PM


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


I am sorry; I am still finding it hard to use my hand at the moment.
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30691 · Replies: 6 · Views: 747

Almirena
Posted on: Oct 31 2018, 03:38 PM


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


Happy Hallowe'en to all Kolobokians.






  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30690 · Replies: 0 · Views: 88

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


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. Attached Image

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

_ Attached ImageAttached Image
Attached Image_ _Attached Image

Thomas the Tank Engine:

Attached Image
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30684 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

Almirena
Posted on: Oct 1 2018, 07:43 PM


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


Like a rimshot, you mean?

Is that emoticon not large enough for Facebook?

I know Just Cuz has made a kolobok version:
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30685 · Replies: 6 · Views: 747

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


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!
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30677 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


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.)
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30675 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


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.
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30673 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


Big Ben. Attached Image
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30671 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


Reny, .

Hab' ich es richtig verstanden, daß Sie von Köln sind? Hier ist die Kolobok-Flagge von Köln. Attached Image
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! Attached Image

Am I correct in saying you are in Cologne, Germany? Here's the Kolobok flag for Cologne. Attached Image
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! Attached Image

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.
Attached Image

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

Also... the Great Sphinx of Giza: Attached Image
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30670 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


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

Attached Image (corrected the bad frame)

Attached Image (with a recording horn)
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30668 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


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

Attached Image
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30667 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


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

Argentina Attached Image Belgium Attached Image Brazil Attached Image China Attached Image
Colombia Attached Image Costa Rica Attached Image Croatia Attached Image Denmark Attached Image
Egypt Attached Image Finland Attached Image Guatemala Attached Image Iceland Attached Image
Indonesia Attached Image Iran Attached Image Ireland Attached Image Israel Attached Image
Japan Attached Image Morocco Attached Image The Netherlands Attached Image Nigeria Attached Image
Panama Attached Image Peru Attached Image Portugal Attached Image Saudi Arabia Attached Image
Scotland Attached Image Senegal Attached Image Serbia Attached Image The Seychelles Attached Image
South Korea Attached Image Suriname Attached Image Sweden Attached Image ThailandAttached Image
Tunisia Attached Image Ukraine Attached Image Uruguay Attached Image Vietnam Attached Image
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30666 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


Recycling: Attached Image
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30665 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


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

And... although Australia did abysmally in the FIFA World Cup, here's the Australia flag as well: Attached Image
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30664 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


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: Attached Image
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30663 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


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

Attached Image

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. Attached Image

And with the moon actually kolobok-based: Attached Image
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30662 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


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:
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30661 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


More for the circus set...

Circus elephant rearing up. Attached Image

Circus lion jumping through fiery hoop. Attached Image
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30659 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


Girl version of the wine drinker: Attached Image

Girl version of the gaoled prisoner: Attached Image

(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.): Attached Image
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30658 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


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

Attached Image

Attached Image

Attached Image


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.
Attached Image


  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30655 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


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".)

Attached Image

Attached Image

Attached Image


I will keep trying different heart ideas. And I think I'll go back to the first "shock" version as well.
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30654 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


I hope this kolobok conveys the story properly; it is a defibrillation (getting the heart re-started).
Attached Image
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30652 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


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.
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30651 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


Frog: Attached Image
Girl version of Kolobok taking medication/pills/tablets: Attached Image
Kolobok driving blue car: Attached Image
Girl version of Kolobok driving blue car: Attached Image
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30649 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

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


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 65
Joined: 14.12.2009
From: Australia
Member No.: 4,731


QUOTE (Almirena @ May 31 2018, 08:40 PM) *
An orange: [attachment=827:orange_v2.gif]


I wasn't happy with the orange emoticon, and have reworked it. Attached Image
  Forum: About Kolobok's · Post Preview: #30647 · Replies: 57 · Views: 10,392

3 Pages V   1 2 3 >

New Posts  New Replies
No New Posts  No New Replies
Hot topic  Hot Topic (New)
No new  Hot Topic (No New)
Poll  Poll (New)
No new votes  Poll (No New)
Closed  Locked Topic
Moved  Moved Topic
 

Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 19th November 2018 - 11:08 PM