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Posted on 18/11/09 01:49:08 AM
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
I am new to this - be gentle please



Posted on 18/11/09 01:54:26 AM
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Posted on 18/11/09 3:43:35 PM
josephine harvatt
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
Welcome !

- do I detect a hint of the Matrix there?

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Posted on 18/11/09 4:32:28 PM
Gerard
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
Hello my dear friends,

I am back after a couple of weeks working in construction and plastering!
I wish I could have used photoshop in some refurbishments!
Here is my Queens Grove attempt! Can't avoid progress in modern times but a tube..... no way!!

Cheers

Gerard



Posted on 18/11/09 4:42:43 PM
Jota120
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
Phew, a lot of great animations and entries. I share the earlier comments....

Thanks for your hints again Becky, much appreciate

Hopefully can give an image attempt later, but first thought I'd better quickly follow and animate something. As you can see, err, no such good quality from here, interest or efficiency.


Posted on 18/11/09 7:43:51 PM
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
Thanks Josephine,
Yes, .... slight

Posted on 18/11/09 11:05:47 PM
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
I leave the prevous images, to show derivation of thoughts and influence of Maiden:
Strange things in the night! Variant using Maiden's latest suggestions, but guess not to everyones taste (a dream, nightmare....). Based on one I experienced... , but love spiders








Posted on 18/11/09 11:12:12 PM
maiden
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
I like spiders, very nicely animated Jota

Posted on 18/11/09 11:38:06 PM
Jota120
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
Thanks Maiden, means a lot. Thanks to you and Steve (+PS), and others who challange us here. Of course I'm limited.
I wanted to do more, but to complete a reasonable sequence with space and time was constraint. As all.
Trevor

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Posted on 19/11/09 09:22:48 AM
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
Trevor, that is fantastic!

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Posted on 19/11/09 1:30:49 PM
Jota120
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
Thanks Anna , small play on my part compared to your works of course

Posted on 19/11/09 2:21:35 PM
katew
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
Couldn't think of much this week ...




Posted on 19/11/09 4:40:58 PM
Deborah Morley
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
After the amount of layers for last weeks challenge, this seems like a small file! and I still don't know what the sign should say!



Posted on 19/11/09 4:59:25 PM
jwhite
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
As a result of global warming, sea levels have increased.



Posted on 20/11/09 08:48:54 AM
Steve Caplin
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
Plenty of funny ideas this week - and a good amount of Photoshop cleverness, too.

Some fine Poser modelling from Jeepy, with an illuminated version of the sign now reading Queens Are Here. We can see just enough of the lettering to read it - good positioning! The lighting, colour and tone in the scene are all really consistent. Good work.

Neat rearrangement from Nick Curtain, with a new A dropped in that matches the rest of the characters perfectly. Immaculate! I like the Scrabble letters in the second entry - and that pile of rubbish at the bottom is a good addition.

I like Ben Mills' modern signpost, and the fact that it repeats the mistakes in the original - a really clever idea. The pile of letters behind is particularly good. I like the shadow, but it should really go straight up the wall, rather than continuing at an angle. And perhaps it's a little dense around the base of the legs?

Good to see Andy L back - and a nicely reworked version of the sign. I like the amended 'I' filling in for the 'L' - seems completely in keeping with the spirit of the original!

A lot of surreal elements in laddition's entry, with a splendid sign - Lighting Effects, perhaps? I really like the colour and texture in this one. The water at the bottom works well, but don't make the mistake of softening the edge by the wall. Real water has a hard edge to it. Really!

A solid piece of reconstruction from Jonvee Leo. It all works well now, except for the apostrophe - that's still upside down! I like the graffiti effect in the second entry, especially the way the cement shines in the black areas. Good work here. And a good go at neon in the third entry - but you need to round off the ends of the tubes, and some clips and wires would really help!

An interesting entry from powerslave, and one that has me a little confused. Hang on, Google to the rescue... aha! Queensryche! Never heard of them. Just watched Silent Lucidity on YouTube and it's not bad. A little maudlin, perhaps. But is their logo painted on the wall, or carved into it?

I love tooquilos' Queens Groove - painting in the graffiti is a brilliant idea, and amazingly well executed. We can see it all more clearly on the bigger version, of course - and that's really well made graffiti. Especially like the treatment of the Queen's portrait, and the chalk words on the pavement. What very patriotic graffiti artists they have around here.

High camp from Josephine Harvatt - I like the recoloured lettering and, of course, the Rocky Horrow poster, but that's no Frankenfurter! Very fine hair cutout on this one. I like it.

I think it's the expression on the face of brewell's quivering genie that I like the most here - that, and the subtle placement of the giant bird. Oh, and the flame, of course. And that's a good lamp, too. In fact there's a lot I like most here. Great amendments in the second entry - I really like the 'stains' on the wall from the removed lettering.

Most amused by maiden's Mariachi Band - very nicely animated! It's the details of the tapping feet and the moving hands that really adds so much to the effect in this one. (Strangely, I used exactly this image for an animation for a friend's music festival a few years ago.) And great to see the animated demo - an amazing piece of work! I'm going to have to explore this technique!

The gloss of the sports car contrasts nicely with the battered background in LonnieK 's entry. The 'C' is well made - out of the 'G'? Neat work.

A welcome return from wayne morton, with an easily adjustable solution. Open to some serious malicious damage, though! And shouldn't each character be a separate object? I really like the shadow inside this one, it gives it a great sense of realism.

Looks like a great piece of texturing from Mark Goodwin - and you must stop putting yourself down! But why is it so small, Mark? Really hard to see at this size. Use Save for Web and make your image a lot bigger!

Great to see james back in action with an animated version of the sign. Love the dog walker. Should the sign disappear completely before being replaced with the new version, though?

Clever work from Luka, with a hole in the wall looking through to Leadenhall Market. You need to watch the scale here, though - and those bricks could really do with some three-dimensional tops and sides to them for greater impact!

I thought Freddie Mercury might pop up... and vibeke has done him proud in this lively entry. Queen's groovy, indeed! But do you think we need to explain the term? Are there really people here so young they donít know the word 'groovy'?

Another Queen fan in drlasher, with a fine rearrangement of the letters. The poster is perhaps just too dark and contrasted for the rest of the scene, though: this makes it appear to be floating in front of the wall, rather than pasted on top of it. I like the bike shadow, especially the way it bends across the pavement: but what's holding the bike up?

A rough and ready replacement sign from Neal, with nicely created cardboard and tape. Beware of using the wet edges brush option when you're overpainting, though, as it does create a multiplying effect on the overlaps. And the animated GIF controls now appear in the Animation panel - check your Window menu!

A new member this week, and tat has pitched in with a powerful Matrix-style image. I like the overlay of textures and blurs here, it gives the picture a lot of dynamism: and good to see the phone from the book making a guest appearance! Welcome to the forum, Tatiana!

Good to see Gerard posting again, and I like the idea of an anti-tube demonstration! A clever approach - and the bloodstains, and torn poster, are neatly achieved. A good choice of font, too - Gill was inspired directly by Edward Johnson's Underground type. One small detail - the red part of the Underground logo is a ring, not a solid circle. Oh, and while moving the shadow is fine for the policeman, you do need to make sure it extends under his feet!

An ingenious animation from Jota120 - this must have been a lot of work! A really nice idea. But I do think you need a pause at the end, before it starts around again. And I like th dark mood of the second entry - except that for some reason we can see where the original letters have been partly painted out in this one.

Coming up with Queen's Rev Gown is one thing, but for katew to then go ahead and illustrate it shows real determination! Actually, I think she would make a rather good bishop. She certainly has the voice for it.

Immaculate work from Deborah Morley: the perspective, the shading, the way the man is just holding one of the letters - fantastic. Love to know what it's going to say!

I'm always impressed by jwhite's nature photography - but this octopus is one of the most startling yet. A great piece of work, and the underwater effect is beautifully modelled in the lighting.

A very good week!

Posted on 20/11/09 08:56:36 AM
Gerard
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
Hi Steve,
I am glad to be back now! Shadows are always difficult to me.
Thanks for your comments, the cicle was not solid, the poster covers the whole! Have a nice weekend!
Gerard

Posted on 20/11/09 09:06:51 AM
Nick Curtain
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
Thanks Steve

If you google images of 'old tube station signs' you'll see that Gerard is correct and the sign is probably in keeping with the period. The ring was a later addition, although I'm not sure when?

Nick


Posted on 20/11/09 09:07:03 AM
Jeepy
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
Thank you very much Steve !

Posted on 20/11/09 09:10:02 AM
Luka
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
Thanks Steve, I didn't know how to make 3D bricks, so I leave it this way. Will be better next time.

Best regards

Luka

Posted on 20/11/09 09:15:13 AM
powerslave
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Re: Challenge 275: Queen's Grove
Steve Caplin wrote:

But is their logo painted on the wall, or carved into it?


I am not sure about that myself actually lol, Im glad I broadened your musical horizons Steve Thanks
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