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 Post subject: Re: Thelma's Balloon Chat Challenge
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:21 am 
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Hi Neil
It was nice to see you tried your hand at it. Why would I laugh? I had trouble remembering how I had made it and in the end settled for a close version. Just a point about the mane. The reason it looks strange is that you have not given yourself an anchor point for the bottom of the mane. I made the body a triangle. The legs went to two points of the triangle and the tail comes from the other point. So the mane went down to the same point that the legs joined it. The neck goes into the middle point between the two legs and the back joins the neck doen the middle to the point that the tail is attached to. So the back legs are atually at the point together under the tail. Hope this makes sense. I may put step by steps for the body if enough people participate but this requires a little effort from other members before i put it on.. Thanks for showing the picture.

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 Post subject: Re: Thelma's Balloon Chat Challenge
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:46 am 
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Thanks for your feedback Thelma - the biggest problem was working out the anchor points and I suspect I probably used more balloons than necessary (I think it was 4 yellow, 1 chocolate brown, 1 black and 1 pink). Now you've pointed it out, I see the mane anchors, and I'm going to give it another bash tomorrow in conjunction with your post.

Many thanks for taking the time and effort to feedback - much appreciated. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Thelma's Balloon Chat Challenge
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:59 am 
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This is nice. Not such an echo in an empty room! So Neil, I used one balloon for the head, one for the mane, one for the body, two for the legs and some scraps for the nose, dongue and tail. I am going to make a smaller version now and see if I can get it down for a maximum of three balloons and then down again to two balloons. The head is quite quick to make so a simplified body might make it a balloon for working with. I was also thinking that if you don't want to use the triangular body for this model you could make a twist in the mane at the length you want it to stop and then make another bubble into the body so it takes that ear look away. I will try it and post the picture. I was hoping more people would have a go. Don't forget the models don't have to be identical but your versions of it. I like the idea of the model evolving with every attempt and personality. Perhaps I have not picked the best time to set this one because a lot of you will be busy with your Christmas rush.

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 Post subject: Re: Thelma's Balloon Chat Challenge
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:13 pm 
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I said I would have a go and here is my attempt :oops: I really struggled with the head and then just as I finished one of the face bubbles went down :o but it doesn't show too much :lol:
I had a go any way :)


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 Post subject: Re: Thelma's Balloon Chat Challenge
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:29 am 
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Ah - the Professor has this licked! Excellent stuff!

Regrettably, I wasn't able to try this again today, but now I've got Thelma's clues, I'm definitely trying again -- be prepared for 'Son of Jaundiced Basset' sometime this week -it's going to look like a lion this time - it is, it is, it is....! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Thelma's Balloon Chat Challenge
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:57 am 
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Cool. I am enjoying this. I like your rendition of the lion. Its nice to see how something like this changes with different styles. Its a bit like Chinese whispers. That would be a good game to play perhaps. Get a model and everyone has to make it with a change. See what it turns into. Hmmm. After all this lion started off as a Boxer Dog believe it or not.

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 Post subject: Re: Thelma's Balloon Chat Challenge
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:10 am 
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Brilliant idea, Thelma - how about just putting a subject/idea out there (without photos) and see what weird and wonderful interpretations are created. Or even a teaser like the jam competitions, but without the timescales ie, - 6 balloons, must use all 6, any combination of 160, 260, 350 etc - make a .....) Stimulates creativity and individuality and is all a bit of fun..... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Thelma's Balloon Chat Challenge
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very cute lion :D


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