RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Critiques
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Critiques The place to get serious, in-depth analysis and opinions of your work

Please give your honest opinion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-26-2007, 10:11 PM
emarts emarts is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Northern, NJ
Posts: 135
Please give your honest opinion

I've finally gotten around to try out Painter. It's actually not as bad as i thought it would be.

I like to use photo-retouching techniques to create my portraits. Although it has a bit of a natural media look to it, it wasn't what I was necessarily going for. The close-ups show by brush strokes in detail.

The image was a photo I took of my wife and then manipulated in pinter and fine-tuned in Photoshop until I got this. It probably took about 6 hours to create.

Please tell me your thoughts as i would like to promote this kind of artwork for my business.

http://www.electronicmediaarts.com/graphics/sample.jpg
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 06-26-2007, 10:55 PM
Dave.Cox's Avatar
Dave.Cox Dave.Cox is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: GrandPrairie.TX
Posts: 536
Re: Please give your honest opinion

No offense, but it kind of looks like there is a layer of cold cream poorly smeared on the face. Doesn't look natural to me.
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 06-26-2007, 11:23 PM
emarts emarts is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Northern, NJ
Posts: 135
Re: Please give your honest opinion

Is it the texture or the color that bothers you? Or both?
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 06-27-2007, 03:28 AM
Guy Thomas's Avatar
Guy Thomas Guy Thomas is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Baghdad, IQ
Posts: 43
Re: Please give your honest opinion

I think the highlights of the brush strokes give it that appearance. Definitely texture problem though.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 06-27-2007, 03:47 AM
Photo678's Avatar
Photo678 Photo678 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 328
Re: Please give your honest opinion

it isn't awful....just needs some refinement. I think the problem is with the angles and directions of your brushstrokes.....its too evident where you painted over, as it should look a bit more natural. Look into crosshatching to get an idea of how to create depth/highlights/shadows within your brushstrokes.
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 06-27-2007, 10:57 AM
emarts emarts is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Northern, NJ
Posts: 135
Re: Please give your honest opinion

Yeah, I agree. I'm definitely going to tone down those textures. First time with Painter and I think I need to practice a bit more.

Look at these images done entirely in Photoshop. These were actually drawn by hand and painted in Photoshop. I used a hard-edged brush without any texture and just built up color a little at a time. It takes much longer though than the Painter way.

http://www.electronicmediaarts.com/e...pose&Itemid=30

Click on my name and the artwork link.

Edit: Actually the two portraits were traced from a photo first before painting in Photoshop.
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Critiques


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need honest opinion t0m Critiques 6 05-25-2007 08:36 AM
"What is this Forum?...and who should give critiques?" G. Couch Critiques 5 12-29-2004 01:57 AM
Professional Opinion Needed arcadhia Critiques 2 12-14-2004 10:17 PM
Senior opinion wanted Izku Critiques 3 11-14-2004 08:51 AM
give me your opinion ppl! djdk2000 Critiques 4 05-03-2004 04:00 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved