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Old 12-09-2005, 12:39 PM
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So...this is my mother in law.
She lives out of state...I di not get to see her that often and therefore cannot photograph her myself.
So....had to use what was sent to me


Thanks
Dee
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:15 PM
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You did a beautiful job of it, Deee. I'm sure your mother-in-law will be very happy!

Maureen
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:33 PM
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I'm not sure what look you were going for and I dont know your mother-in-law, so feel free to ignore everything I say
While your brushstrokes are excellent and the colours are wonderfully rendered, the exaggerated expression makes her look almost characaturesque. If that was your intention then I would consider exaggerating more to make it clear, otherwise I would tone it down slightly. I also would pick a different background colour, its too close in tone to the jumper.
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:36 PM
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What a beautiful lady, you did a marvelous job!!!
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Old 12-09-2005, 02:51 PM
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You did a beautiful job of it, Deee. I'm sure your mother-in-law will be very happy!

Maureen

Thank You Maureen.
I mostly work with pets...this is just about the first person I have actually worked on...was tough.
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Old 12-09-2005, 02:55 PM
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While your brushstrokes are excellent and the colours are wonderfully rendered, the exaggerated expression makes her look almost characaturesque. If that was your intention then I would consider exaggerating more to make it clear, otherwise I would tone it down slightly. I also would pick a different background colour, its too close in tone to the jumper.
Yikes....no I was not going for characaturesque :-(
Thank You for telling me you see it that way...
The middle was the finished one....my husband said No....whiten her teeth more....her eye looked "funny" fix it.
Sadly, that is what I came up with...that is the one he wants.
So, you think she will hate me?
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Old 12-09-2005, 02:58 PM
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What a beautiful lady, you did a marvelous job!!!

Thank You
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Old 12-09-2005, 03:25 PM
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Yikes....no I was not going for characaturesque :-(
Thank You for telling me you see it that way...
The middle was the finished one....my husband said No....whiten her teeth more....her eye looked "funny" fix it.
Sadly, that is what I came up with...that is the one he wants.
So, you think she will hate me?
The face shape is slightly different causing her mouth to be enlarged and exaggerated.
I doubt she will hate you I've never met her but if she's anything like pretty much any mother she'd love it whatever you did Also bear in mind that unless she's also an artist, her eye will be a lot less critical than ours.
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Old 12-09-2005, 03:34 PM
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Pawprints, I really like what you did! The pose is interesting. The low angle seems to elongate the face. Just a thought would be to rotate a bit to the left and perhaps Edit>Transform>Warp to give her face a slightly more rounded look.

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Dave
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Old 12-09-2005, 03:51 PM
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I've shortened the lower half of her face and softened the edges of her lipstick, IMO this makes a big difference, she no longer has an exaggerated mouth and does your excellent brush work justice I think.
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