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Posted on 13/07/22 11:31:44 AM
josephine harvatt
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Re: Challenge 915: Chocolate Parliament
DavidMac wrote:
Yes! What Frank said!

Of course, as a dedicated and detached visual artist, I do hope we are not letting any personal feelings or bias intrude upon our portrayals of a prime minister who, as he reminded his nation upon his exit, was elected with a massive public mandate which he feels duty bound to respect to the very last moment.


Tbf he "did his best"
Allegedly


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Posted on 13/07/22 11:33:10 AM
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Thats excellent lwc although it does make me feel quite queasy!

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Posted on 13/07/22 1:56:15 PM
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dwindt wrote:
Nice job every body. I'm going to be absent from the challenges until either I learn Unreal or it proves too much for me. Good hope to all and stay healthy.



Thanks - you too


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Posted on 14/07/22 00:17:04 AM
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Re: Challenge 915: Chocolate Parliament
josephine harvatt wrote:
although it does make me feel quite queasy!


Sorry 'bout that...



Posted on 14/07/22 3:26:30 PM
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dwindt wrote:
Nice job every body. I'm going to be absent from the challenges until either I learn Unreal or it proves too much for me. Good hope to all and stay healthy.



Are you going into game design?

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Posted on 14/07/22 6:02:06 PM
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Re: Challenge 915: Chocolate Parliament
Very tight on time as I have just returned from a trip away so this is not up to the standard I would like but here it is anyway.





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Posted on 14/07/22 6:36:45 PM
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Re: Challenge 915: Chocolate Parliament
Hopefully, more convincing. Note the realistic chocolate colour.

An animation.




Posted on 14/07/22 8:48:13 PM
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Re: Challenge 915: Chocolate Parliament
That's definitely melting and not 'squidged'!

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Posted on 14/07/22 9:11:17 PM
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Re: Challenge 915: Chocolate Parliament
Thanks David, I used the Smudge tool, and Liquify mainly, but what would be interesting if Steve had a go at it (NOT easy) to see if he could produce convincing results.


Posted on 15/07/22 07:31:19 AM
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Re: Challenge 915: Chocolate Parliament
First to melt the chocolate this week was DavidMac, with our former/current prime minister being torched by his cabinet colleagues. Very appropriate, David, and I like the chocolate Boris. Is the melting a little two-dimensional, though? An ingenious remodelling of the Quality Street box in the second entry, with a fair stab at matching the font. (Useful tip: take a screenshot and upload it to whatthefont to get a better selection.)

An entire chocolate Thames from tooquilos, looking suitably gloopy (and not a little sewer-like). I like how the clock tower sinks into the ground in the animated version, and its replacement with a chocolate phone box is brilliant. The chocolate stone henge made me laugh. I’d love to see some bubbling in the Thames, though.

Interesting melting action from michael sinclair, with the Houses of Parliament dropping down. I like the fact that you’ve melted the reflection as well. The water line should be consistent throughout, though. Very fine melting in the second entry, with active drips and toppling. You must have put a lot of effort into this. Good work.

No chocolate but plenty of smoke from Mariner, with St Thomas’s Hospital replaced by an arched gateway. I like the way the shadow breaks at the water line, and especially how it rolls over the side of the boat.

Great melting from Frank - and that’s a very guilty-looking Boris standing behind it. Inserting Boris there, of course, has the major benefit of not having to build the shelves behind the tower.

I enjoyed Josephine Harvatt’s “chocolate” Thames, although I suspect it isn’t really chocolate at all. The spattering on Boris’s face and clothes is very nicely done.

Fine animated melting action from lwc, producing an interesting effect. Those individual drips add a lot, although they’d be better if they were the same colour as the building.

Much ingenuity from GKB, who has Dalified parliament - replacing the watches in the original with the clock tower. The buildings are a touch two-dimensional, perhaps. Easy enough to fix:




Posted on 15/07/22 09:01:30 AM
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Thanks Steve

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Posted on 15/07/22 09:17:11 AM
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Re: Challenge 915: Chocolate Parliament
Steve Caplin wrote:
Is the melting a little two-dimensional, though?


Fair point. I found myself rather lost with this one. I smudged dribbles on their own layer and then embossed them but I agree it leaves a lot to be desired.

(Useful tip: take a screenshot and upload it to whatthefont to get a better selection.)


Thanks for the tip. Fonts are always my Achilles heel. I used Adobe's font search which is built in to Photoshop but it didn't really come up with a good match.

A surprisingly difficult challenge for me.

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Posted on 15/07/22 09:18:06 AM
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Re: Challenge 915: Chocolate Parliament
Thanks Steve.

Posted on 15/07/22 12:59:26 PM
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Re: Challenge 915: Chocolate Parliament
Steve Caplin wrote:
Those individual drips add a lot, although they’d be better if they were the same colour as the building.


Think of them as the caramel center... thanks!



Posted on 15/07/22 1:11:59 PM
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Re: Challenge 915: Chocolate Parliament
Thanks Steve, unfortunately I did rebuild the shelves and then added Boris as an afterthought.

Posted on 16/07/22 12:59:31 PM
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Re: Challenge 915: Chocolate Parliament
Thank you Steve - you can blame Anna's slightly lumpy Thames for giving me the idea

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