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Old 06-27-2006, 07:54 AM
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I'd love to get your opinion...

I've just done this and I'd love to get your critique...
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Old 06-27-2006, 11:26 AM
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Ziaphra, great metallic effect! I think that the lights on her shoulders is very strong. My oppinion! Generaly, great creation, congratulations.
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Old 06-27-2006, 12:16 PM
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Remarkable; I'm certainly impressed. And stumped, how did you do this? This is a great effect and SO much safer than doing it "in the camera".

Stunning how you were able to maintain the texture in the skin.

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Old 06-27-2006, 01:43 PM
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Great!

Awesome Ziaphra... love your work! Seems like you have oodles of talent!
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Old 06-27-2006, 03:58 PM
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It's an interesting technique, but perhaps not suited to this image.
In the original, her brown eyes stood out, now they are lost.
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:10 PM
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I like it a lot, very nice look. I must agree with Vikki about the eyes, so I changed them a little (hope you don't mind)
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:44 PM
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Ziaphra, really nice effect! I agree with Chris that the eyes could use some more focus but I would not have gone as intense on the green.
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:16 PM
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Thumbs down ill expand a little

Since my last critique want really a critique. I'll expand a little. Again I love the concept, and the execution is overall very good. If I were to get critical I would say the there are areas of oversharpness especially around the eyes, and the transitions to the highlights in the face are harsh. Also if you are going for the "reflective and shiny" look in the skin it might help to saturate some shadow areas further as they look "ghosty" or "ashy" (more richness and transition through the shadow region)... tighter/lighter specular highlight areas would also help (watch for banding in the transitions!!). I LOVE that you kept the skin texture though... while it is sharp to my eye (almost leathery) and could use some finesse, it is a great starting point, and considering the move you made, its very impressive that you kept the quality in tact. One more thing.. maybe bring back some detail from the shadow of the hair, it looks pretty heavily plugged and not congruous with the rest of the image (i.e. the hair shadows far exceed the shadows of the rest of the shot in density and saturation and much detail is lost). Also the hair is a little sharp as well and looks slightly brittle. Hope that helps! Again it looks great!

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Old 06-27-2006, 11:25 PM
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I agree that the hair shadow is a bit dark. On the other hand I think the hard sharpening works with the metallic skin. I would keep the brown/bronze eyes rather than go green. The only tiny nit pick would be that the whites of her eyes could be cleaned up a bit to go with the artificial look.
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Old 06-28-2006, 01:28 AM
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Thanx...you guys are great!
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