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Old 06-19-2006, 10:42 AM
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What do you think?

http://www.deviantart.com/view/35009121/

Hope you like it, it's the first I've done for my RETOUCH & MANIPULATION portfolio
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:08 PM
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well.....I"m no expert, but I think you did an outstanding job on the nurse....

but, grin...I'd have to say YIKES.....if she were MY nurse.


Thumbs up on your Nurse.

oh and ah...
keep smilin,

olehippy13
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:10 PM
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Very Nice! I think it's a fantastic job.

The only suggestion I would make is to tone down the eyes. They appear a bit too bright which doesn't look natural to me.
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:07 PM
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But can she whistle?
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:24 PM
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YES she whistles

I know that for a fact.

This is suposed to be a glamour retouch. Am I There yet?
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Old 06-19-2006, 11:00 PM
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Perhaps a little more attention to the skin just above the lip.

Cheers
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Old 06-19-2006, 11:19 PM
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What i think..

Very very nice!
Though the eyewhites are too white. The nurse left cheek, where you slimmed down a bit, i don't think they are straight, you might want to push it a bit more.


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Old 06-20-2006, 07:25 AM
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Good Eye

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What i think..

Very very nice!
Though the eyewhites are too white. The nurse left cheek, where you slimmed down a bit, i don't think they are straight, you might want to push it a bit more.


Stan
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Old 06-20-2006, 05:09 PM
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Godmother,

Very nice! IMHO The eyes are just a tad bright, but overall a very nice retouch.

Don't take this wrong, but I think the first, (untouched) photo captures the true essence of the model. (That slightly unkept, goth-like appearence)

Keep up the good work!

Kevin
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Old 06-21-2006, 02:56 AM
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This is suposed to be a glamour retouch. Am I There yet?
Yes and no in my oppinion. There is definetly some talent here, but a little more attention to details would put you in a new class. Overall there are a few areas of smudgyness and incossistant detail (i.e. detail in one area, lost in another) that my eye is drawn to. Also if this is supposed to be "glamour" retouching, there should be a softer transition through the fleshtone range with more sheen. I agree the eyes are little bright, at least on my display, if you want the eyes bright but still seated in the shot.. try lightening through a softer mask to keep the edges darker. This holds the brightness and gives a better sense of depth as well. Also when retouching flesh there is a tendancy to flatten out the range giving it a very flat feel. Try to maintain the depth of the face or even improve upon it. This helps the image jump off the page and feel more "natural" or "transparent" (i.e. it feels like your in the shot and not looking at a picture). The make up needs work as well. In addition to retouching, the color you applied could not be acheived without the makeup illuminating (i.e. it is reflecting more light than is hitting the surface... a physicial impossibility even with the flouresence). This is most noticable in the blush area that fades into shadow. its as if someone is holding a flashlight behind her cheek giving the "luminesent"feel to her cheek (very subtle I admit). In same cases this is desirable as flesh does exhibit a quality known as "subsurface scattering" But unless her head is lit from within, it wouldent work for this case. Mostly this can only work with strong lighting in areas like the ears, fingers, nose, etc.

I must admit that overall the retouching on the flesh is very natural and convincing. Some of the better flesh work I have seen, especially through her chest area.

So while this wouldent get you booted off stage, it wouldent place you at the highest rung of the ladder either.

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