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Almirena
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.

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Aiwan
Thank you smile.gif The girls will be happy. wink.gif
Reny
Almirena.... really nice yahoo.gif
Almirena
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:

Click to view attachment <-- Girl examining the heavens through telescope
Click to view attachment <-- Girl version of the "facepalm"
Click to view attachment <-- Girl composer (or conductor) fixing wrong note
Aiwan
There was some problem with adding works to the gallery. sad.gif
Almirena
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?)

Click to view attachment <-- A girl physicist; all acknowledgement to Laie who created the wonderful original on which this is based (Einstein).
Click to view attachment <-- Girl version of the Shakespeare kolobok (or poet or writer of any sort).
Click to view attachment <-- Phlebotomist / Venepuncturist.
Click to view attachment <-- It always struck me that the ideal way to present a kolobok on a magic carpet would be with the kolobok wearing a turban...
Aiwan
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.
Almirena
New - a gong. (The poor kolobok probably has his brains scrambled by the repeated whacking and swinging...)

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Aiwan
I think you need to work on the smile. It's bad when the meaning needs to be described in words. wink.gif
Almirena
You're right; I'm hampered by my lack of drawing skill, I admit.
Almirena
Hopefully this is better.

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Here is an atom with electrons whizzing around:

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

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Aiwan
Draw more friends.gif
Almirena
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.

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Aiwan
Good job good.gif
Almirena
I don't feel 100% happy about this Kolobok, but I do like the idea.

Melon ball. Click to view attachment
Almirena
Girl version of Champagne Drinking:
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Cellist (orchestral/classical cello) - with all acknowledgements to Laie's original jazz bass.

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

I was especially pleased with the Qantas aeroplane smilies.


A few more:

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

(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.)
Almirena
2nd version of the scales / Libra: Click to view attachment

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

Almirena
An orange: Click to view attachment
Almirena
Traffic lights. Click to view attachment
Almirena
QUOTE (Almirena @ May 31 2018, 08:40 PM) *


I wasn't happy with the orange emoticon, and have reworked it. Click to view attachment
Aiwan
Nice koloboks clapping.gif
Almirena
Frog: Click to view attachment
Girl version of Kolobok taking medication/pills/tablets: Click to view attachment
Kolobok driving blue car: Click to view attachment
Girl version of Kolobok driving blue car: Click to view attachment
Reny
Nice new smileys, Almirena good.gif I really like your girl versions. And the traffic lights! yahoo.gif
Almirena
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.
Almirena
I hope this kolobok conveys the story properly; it is a defibrillation (getting the heart re-started).
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Aiwan
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.
Almirena
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".)

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I will keep trying different heart ideas. And I think I'll go back to the first "shock" version as well.
Almirena
In the meantime, I think I will do a circus set.

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

And such a nice circus set yahoo.gif
Aiwan
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.

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Almirena
Girl version of the wine drinker: Click to view attachment

Girl version of the gaoled prisoner: Click to view attachment

(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.): Click to view attachment
Almirena
More for the circus set...

Circus elephant rearing up. Click to view attachment

Circus lion jumping through fiery hoop. Click to view attachment
Aiwan
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
Almirena
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:
Almirena
A quick break from the circus set - to present the moon waxing and waning...

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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. Click to view attachment

And with the moon actually kolobok-based: Click to view attachment
Almirena
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: Click to view attachment
Almirena
Celebrating France's World Cup win, here is the French flag (boy and girl version) based on Laie's flags: Click to view attachment Click to view attachment

And... although Australia did abysmally in the FIFA World Cup, here's the Australia flag as well: Click to view attachment
Almirena
Recycling: Click to view attachment
Almirena
How the old 78s (phonograph / gramophone records) were made:

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

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Reny
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

Almirena
Reny, .

Hab' ich es richtig verstanden, daß Sie von Köln sind? Hier ist die Kolobok-Flagge von Köln. Click to view attachment
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! Click to view attachment

Am I correct in saying you are in Cologne, Germany? Here's the Kolobok flag for Cologne. Click to view attachment
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! Click to view attachment

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

Also... the Great Sphinx of Giza: Click to view attachment
Almirena
Big Ben. Click to view attachment
Reny
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. Click to view attachment
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! Click to view attachment

Am I correct in saying you are in Cologne, Germany? Here's the Kolobok flag for Cologne. Click to view attachment
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! Click to view attachment
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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
Almirena
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.
Reny
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.
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