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Old 05-26-2006, 12:56 PM
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Sketch portait

I just finished entiering the may photo art contest, and I was so inspired I tried another portrait. Does it look like a sketch? Any other coments welcome. Thanks.
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Old 05-26-2006, 01:49 PM
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hi cathy,

yes, it does. very nicely done!

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Old 05-26-2006, 03:51 PM
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Thumbs down Very nice!

Cathy, this is a case of someone less tallented critiquing your piece.... kinda like those that can't teach.

This is very much the feel that I would strive for with just a couple exceptions.

1. I would make the highlights on her face just slightly less white that the white's of her eyes and, if her mouth was open, the whites of her teeth. I'd do it just by smudging a little more.

2. I feel, and I know I am not in the majority here, that under most circumstances when you are trying for photo-like realism but being a bit generous wrt the subject's flaws, every bit of actual skin needs to be touched by the smudge stick! Next to her ear, is that facial hair? On her neck. Just next to her eyes and under her mouth. I'd prefer to see just a bit less reality/sketchiness there.

If I forgot to mention it, I really like the piece.
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Old 05-26-2006, 07:32 PM
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1. I would make the highlights on her face just slightly less white that the white's of her eyes and, if her mouth was open, the whites of her teeth. I'd do it just by smudging a little more.

2. I feel, and I know I am not in the majority here, that under most circumstances when you are trying for photo-like realism but being a bit generous wrt the subject's flaws, every bit of actual skin needs to be touched by the smudge stick! Next to her ear, is that facial hair? On her neck. Just next to her eyes and under her mouth. I'd prefer to see just a bit less reality/sketchiness there.

If I forgot to mention it, I really like the piece.
On point 1, I would agree, especially once it was uplaoded, they are too birght.

On point 2, I think this is funny, because I put them in on purpose to make it look more sketchy. They are on there own layer so I could play with them. I will show you it without that layer.

Thanks so much for you comments.
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Old 05-27-2006, 06:42 AM
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I think you have done a beautiful treatment of this image...the only thing that sticks out for me is the line of the right side of her face... it seems too unnaturally clean and sharp to me incontrast to the 'sketched' effect overall.
Maybe soften a little in keeping with the texture used thoughout.
She does look so exquisite though
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Old 05-27-2006, 07:29 AM
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Thank you Craig and Littlecoo for the comments I appreciate the nice word and the advice.
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Old 05-27-2006, 08:08 AM
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Amazing

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On point 2, I think this is funny, because I put them in on purpose to make it look more sketchy. They are on there own layer so I could play with them. I will show you it without that layer.
That just proves how much each person's philosophy and taste affects the outcome.

Your second version is EXACTLY what I would strive for.
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Old 05-27-2006, 08:36 AM
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Thank you Craig and Littlecoo for the comments I appreciate the nice word and the advice.
you're welcome

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