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Posted on 15/07/22 07:39:55 AM
Steve Caplin
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Challenge 916: The Royal Watercolour Society
This uninspiring building is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society (as Wikipedia says, not to be confused with Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours), located in a street just behind the National Gallery in London.

Given the doubtless proficient artistic talent of its membership, I'm sure they could come up with a more decorative solution for their headquarters. Can you help them out?

High res is here.



Posted on 15/07/22 12:39:22 PM
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Re: Challenge 916: The Royal Watercolour Society
It seems pretty much a given that somebody may be tempted to try one of those tacky photoshop 'painterly' effects.

So to spare you all any further embarrassments I'll put my head on the block first.



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Posted on 15/07/22 5:33:54 PM
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Re: Challenge 916: The Royal Watercolour Society
Removed for slightly improved version.

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Posted on 15/07/22 5:56:24 PM
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Re: Challenge 916: The Royal Watercolour Society
This one is my proper entry - the first being somewhat tongue in cheek.

This was very interesting and challenging and has taken me all sorts of new places. Lot's of experimentation and trial and error needed. Thanks Steve for provoking a great learning experience.



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Posted on 15/07/22 9:02:10 PM
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Re: Challenge 916: The Royal Watercolour Society
Somebody didnít think that one through



Posted on 16/07/22 12:01:39 PM
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Your entries always give me a good giggle Ant.

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Posted on 16/07/22 1:00:22 PM
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Re: Challenge 916: The Royal Watercolour Society
Excellent work David and Ant!

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Posted on 16/07/22 1:34:49 PM
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Re: Challenge 916: The Royal Watercolour Society
Oopsie!



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Posted on 16/07/22 6:08:56 PM
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Re: Challenge 916: The Royal Watercolour Society
Oooooh ....... I do like those drops!!

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Posted on 16/07/22 8:34:22 PM
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Re: Challenge 916: The Royal Watercolour Society
I'm back, still coughing madly, but I have got my new M1 Mackbook Pro. 2 Months from ordering. Love it.

RWS 2




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Posted on 17/07/22 3:24:00 PM
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Re: Challenge 916: The Royal Watercolour Society
Welcome back Vibeke. Good entry!

Posted on 17/07/22 8:05:46 PM
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Re: Challenge 916: The Royal Watercolour Society
Mariner wrote:
Welcome back Vibeke. Good entry!


Thank you, Good to be here.

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Posted on 18/07/22 03:10:27 AM
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Re: Challenge 916: Chaos



Posted on 18/07/22 09:02:49 AM
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Re: Challenge 916: The Royal Watercolour Society
Glad to see you back Vibeke.

I think you are the first of us to go M series. Will be very interesting to hear more when you have used it a bit.

Whenever I do a big change or upgrade I use a series of books called 'Take Control'. Each book covers a particular aspect of Mac use and operating systems in depth. They are only a few dollars and you can download them. I find them absolutely invaluable - especially when I moved up to Big Sur and Monterey which were a major change with many small differences from their predecessors.

They are very clearly and simply written and full of information I would not have otherwise known. They really do help me get the best out of my machine.

They have a book on the new M Series and what differences to expect. How to migrate your old system and how to get the best out of the new system and technology. You can find it here: https://www.takecontrolbooks.com/m-series/

I would say a few dollars well spent!


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Posted on 18/07/22 09:12:34 AM
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Re: Challenge 916: The Royal Watercolour Society
You have been a busy boy Michael!

I love the colour palette. I must confess to a preference for the upper section where we can sense the brick it is painted on.

Interesting way you have found for crediting 123RF .........

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Posted on 18/07/22 10:11:59 AM
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Re: Challenge 916: The Royal Watercolour Society
DavidMac wrote:
You have been a busy boy Michael!

I love the colour palette. I must confess to a preference for the upper section where we can sense the brick it is painted on.

Interesting way you have found for crediting 123RF .........

Thanks David. You are very chatty today. Crediting 123RF? What do you mean?

Posted on 18/07/22 12:31:09 PM
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Re: Challenge 916: The Royal Watercolour Society
Mariner wrote:
Thanks David. You are very chatty today. Crediting 123RF? What do you mean?


Thereís a watermark top left.

Posted on 18/07/22 12:47:39 PM
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Re: Challenge 916: The Royal Watercolour Society
Mariner wrote:
You are very chatty today.


Slight case of the Devil finding work .......

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Posted on 18/07/22 3:24:57 PM
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Re: Challenge 916: The Royal Watercolour Society
Steve Caplin wrote:
Mariner wrote:
Thanks David. You are very chatty today. Crediting 123RF? What do you mean?


Thereís a watermark top left.


Ah. I see. Fixed.



Posted on 18/07/22 5:34:41 PM
michael sinclair
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Re: Challenge 916: The Royal Watercolour Society
I'm glad you are on the mend Vibeke

David, I'm looking forward to your third entry

Steve, i have remembered to "square" the door and window frames after "squaring" the building.


The first two images are static and the third is animated






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