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Old 09-19-2005, 09:02 AM
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I've done three versions of this one. One full colorization, and two styleized partial colorizations. I'm not entirely sure which one I like. What do you think. Rip them apart, I look forward to hearing from you. The original is here.

Michael
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Old 09-19-2005, 09:21 AM
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hi michael,

on a quick first glance basis i'd say number one is the best. two and three both go paler on the skin with three being almost a deathly pale look. even on one the skin seems a bit too white in parts. it could stand some airbrushing or texture in those white spots.

so, the rest of this critique is about number one:

the hair in one also looks a bit 'fat'. this could just be due to a 'wet look' done in makeup or from shadows so it's not a biggie. by 'fat' i mean the strands of hair seem fat compared to what one would normally expect. not quite enough definition there. but it's a minor thing and may not really be something 'wrong'.

very nice job on the eyes and lips. the hands are fine. jewelry is fine. blouse is fine.

you've got one shadow down the back of her neck that looks a bit off.

the shadow on her inner left eye needs a bit of a fix. doesnt quite blend right for the overall lighting effect.

the ear is a bit too white/bright.

the hair in the ponytail (or whatever it is) below her ear looks quite natural. if the rest looked like that i'd love it all.

gotta run.

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Old 09-19-2005, 09:24 AM
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Re: Challenge 12 Result

Actually I like them all. If I were using the photo in an ad, I would choose the one that best fit the mood of the ad. The first one has a warmer glow to it. The third one has a colder, marble-like texture. The second one might fit in an ad where the image needs a more neutral appearance.

I guess what I am saying is that what I like depends on what the picture will be used for. Anyway, nice job on all three.
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Old 09-19-2005, 01:49 PM
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Number one.

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Old 09-19-2005, 03:51 PM
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Agreed to everything said above. If you hadn't posted a link to the original I wouldn't have known that this didn't start out coloured.

However ...... those fingernails seem pretty strange.
If you are going for full glamour, then why not bright red??

Craig, the hair on the original was that way. Maybe Michael could have made it look a bit "wetter" but it seems OK to me. The poney-tail would dry first 'coz long hair dries quicker at the end. (funny though, my 53 strands all dry together)


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Old 09-19-2005, 06:28 PM
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Ro,

ok, hadnt looked at the original. you're right; it's the wet look and in the original. thanks

as for your 53, do mousse them, comb-over, or just pretend? we could fix that in photoshop, you know

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Old 09-19-2005, 07:35 PM
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we could fix that in photoshop, you know Craig
see avatar....already did

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Old 09-19-2005, 08:31 PM
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I completely agree with what you said about the nails. I'm going to try to redo them at some point before I show it to any potential clients. Ro, thanks for the compliment. That's high praise coming from someone with your eye for detail.

Michael
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