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Registered: February 2003
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This is my second submission. In this one, I'm trying to recreate a "Pageant" style head shot.

How this came about: I don't care for this kind of artificial look and I don't like makeup on children, my first submission is my kind of portrait. But, recently I was in my doctor's waiting room and struck up a conversation with a lady who was going over a portfolio of pageant photos. After I got home, I got to thinking about this challenge and wondering if it was this style of portrait that TxWildflower wanted and thought I would give it a try.

Supposedly, the skin tones are supposed to be flat like a china doll. I tried to smooth and blend the skin to get that type of look. I didn't go as far as the photos I was shown, but I didn't want to go further than I did.

I was also told the eyes should be emphasized and even enlarged. She said they call the look "doll eyes." I used the liquid filter to enlarge the eyes and then recreated the pupils from scratch.

The photos I saw had a different mouth on each -- even though it was the same child. I was told it was more important to get a good expression than to look like the subject. I didn't switch mouths, but I added teeth to make it even on top and bottom and whitened them.

I finished up by adding the requisite makeup. I would have left this part out but it's part of the genre.

If TxWildflower is still around, I'd like to know if this is along the lines of what she wanted.

So, there you have it. My first and probably last attempt at this genre of retouch.
· Date: 2/2/2006 · Views: 4946 · Filesize: 28.9kb, 123.5kb · Dimensions: 600 x 800 ·
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