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Posted on 19/09/23 01:21:34 AM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street

http://vimeo.com/865777815

Muppets, robots, ladies of the night, and Ben's extraordinary collection of characters are fabulous, but it the gnomes that got me. They are simply perfect there.



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Posted on 19/09/23 12:47:22 PM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
Bots got talent... good one Anna!

Posted on 19/09/23 9:56:08 PM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
Anna that's great! Love the moulin rouge background.

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Posted on 19/09/23 10:08:20 PM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
This a museum of automata. Being sometimes a rather literal minded soul and bearing in mind that automata (as opposed to robots) belong very much to the late nineteenth and early twentieth century I wanted to try and echo this.

Much, much more work than I intended ..... by far the hardest part being creating a unified background from Steve's very differently coloured photos.

In the end I started to run out of time on the figures so there's more than a few dodgy cut outs and details but, on the whole, I am fairly pleased with this.



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Posted on 19/09/23 10:13:24 PM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
BTW no generative fill or extend used for the background and removing all the tables and chairs. All done by hand.

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Posted on 20/09/23 00:06:56 AM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
Looks like a lot of work David... nicely done!


Posted on 20/09/23 00:08:34 AM
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Re: Challenge 972: The Minions Take Over


Posted on 20/09/23 5:31:18 PM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
I like the pincushioning.

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Posted on 20/09/23 7:38:18 PM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
DavidMac wrote:
I like the pincushioning.


Thanks, just something to give it a 'different' look.

Posted on 20/09/23 7:40:18 PM
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Re: Challenge 972: Maria Does Automata


Based on Fritz Lang’s film, Metropolis 1927

Posted on 20/09/23 8:21:44 PM
DavidMac
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
Oh wow! Metropolis. I love that film. So, so, far ahead of its time.

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Posted on 20/09/23 9:12:37 PM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
DavidMac wrote:
Oh wow! Metropolis. I love that film. So, so, far ahead of its time.


Indeed it was, fun to watch... there is no doubt that C3PO of Starwars fame was copied from Maria.

Posted on 20/09/23 9:15:49 PM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
Good work from everybody


David, your latest entry has to be the best work I've seen from you: it certainly does not look fake. This is a real work of exemplary art. I award you the triple Gold Star!



Posted on 21/09/23 05:13:42 AM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
David, that's excellent work putting the two streets together, and it must have taken hours to put all those characters into it. Well done!


Posted on 21/09/23 05:18:07 AM
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Posted on 21/09/23 06:11:13 AM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
michael sinclair wrote:
David, your latest entry has to be the best work I've seen from you: it certainly does not look fake. This is a real work of exemplary art. I award you the triple Gold Star!


Thank you Micheal. There were ways I wanted to polish it a bit further but I couldn’t devote any more time. But I am happy with it.

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Posted on 21/09/23 06:12:52 AM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
Mariner wrote:



Micheal I love the way you have given it the miniature town look.

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Posted on 21/09/23 06:15:27 AM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
Thanks David. Unintended. It was turning night into day that was a challenge.


Posted on 21/09/23 06:47:52 AM
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Mariner wrote:
Thanks David. Unintended. It was turning night into day that was a challenge.


Interesting. The very high level of clean up has given the street the look of a perfect model which of course is aided by the scale of Alice.

The conversion to day is seamlessly done.

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Posted on 21/09/23 09:20:29 AM
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Re: Challenge 972: The automated street
DavidMac wrote:
The conversion to day is seamlessly done.


David I never really took to photos taken at night. This one was a particularly bad example, with all those spotlights. I thought it would be entertaining changing night to day, especially as I love big jobs. And this one was BIG. Luckily there was another almost identical photo on the net which had much highter resolution, so that helped. Later on I was stuck to put in a figure or figures and finally picked Alice, who has once again been eating magic mushrooms and has grown to giant size.

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