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Lex



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Registered: December 2003
Location: London England
Posts: 21
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This one took a while about 3-4 hours. I have used bits of other files to try to make her look real but keeping the statuesk look. She looks a bit strange but I like that. Her preportions are wrong but they are the same as the statue.
Sorry about my spelling.
· Date: 12/16/2003 · Views: 10988 · Filesize: 58.5kb, 144.0kb · Dimensions: 900 x 1200 ·
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Leah

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Registered: August 2002
Location: London, UK
Posts: 518
12/16/2003 1:11pm

Wow! That's fantastic - I think the best yet (no disrespect to the others). I'd love to see some more on how you did this - I know the answer is probably "with lots of time, effort and talent", but maybe a tutorial on the hair or some specific detail like that?

Really outstanding, anyway...

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tiana

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Registered: December 2003
Location: tempe az, us
Posts: 2
12/16/2003 4:56pm

awesome detail, this looks very real
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Lex

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Registered: December 2003
Location: London England
Posts: 21
12/16/2003 4:59pm

This is a more detailed description of how I did it:
I started by changing the curves to get the skin tones as close to a reference as possible. Then I added the eyes they where a lot more open so I cut and pasted parts of them to close them up so they matched the statue. then from another shot I put in the nose which was cut and stretched to fit the statue. The mouth, yet another Image, was put in in two peaces (top and bottom lip) and then made a overlay layer and then an ajustment curve to get the colour. The texture of the skin was made up from about 4 different files, what i did was to use the heal brush to copy the skin from one file to this. This is not easy and takes time and care. I may not show so well here but there are pores in the skin on the face and neck creases and veins all done using this method. The Hair is taken from a shot and is made up of about 6 parts of the same image then darkened in the right places and the edges of the hair are drawn in with a 1 pix brush in various hair tones. The dress is just desaturated and a curve put on to give more contrast. I think that is all, anyway thanks Leah hope this explains a bit better.
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Xaran
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Registered: October 2003
Location: East Sussex, England
Posts: 534
12/17/2003 2:19am

Excellent - as Leah said - probably the best yet and there have been some really good ones.

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SMETZ99

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Registered: October 2003
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12/17/2003 12:32pm

WONDERFUL!!
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pixeltickler

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Registered: July 2003
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 14
12/17/2003 4:35pm

OMG Lex! This is truly amazing. I have to say I nearly trashed the one I've been working on for several days when I saw this. Then I read your profile and realized two important things, I'm not a professional retoucher and I haven't been doing this for either 20 or 11 years. So instead of being intimidated; I decided to be inspired by your beautiful work. Again, WOW! thanks for sharing your talent.

Diane0
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TwinbNJ

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Registered: February 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 375
12/18/2003 8:37pm

Wonderful work, flawless!

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Lex

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Registered: December 2003
Location: London England
Posts: 21
12/22/2003 4:45am

Thank you all for your kind words
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Jean B
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Registered: October 2001
Location: Canada
Posts: 6
1/31/2004 4:44pm

This is truly amazing. Congratulations on a wonderful piece of work.
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Suzanne
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Registered: July 2003
Posts: 6
2/18/2004 4:49pm

Love this - great job! Very realistic.
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AmosDoyle
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Registered: December 2003
Location: Springfield, Illinois
2/27/2004 4:53pm

Great hair! It's just perfect! Good job on the eyelashes too. And the hand---it needed some molding. You did just GREAT!

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ACTUAL iMAGE

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Registered: September 2003
Location: Gurnee, IL
Posts: 4
3/15/2004 3:11pm

Yah, I'm not even gonna *start* doing this one. Gorgeous!

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grafx

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Registered: April 2003
Location: Northeast Florida
Posts: 229
3/23/2004 9:09am

::tips hat:: Beautifully done!

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searabbit
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Registered: January 2006
3/30/2006 9:35am

Wonderful!!
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Syd
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Registered: March 2006
Posts: 275
3/30/2006 11:51am

That's outstanding Lex. Really top notch stuff!
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