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I need honesty! First time doing facial shaping.

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Old 07-28-2008, 02:34 PM
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I need honesty! First time doing facial shaping.

Not so sure about this one. I never take it this far, but i guess i just wanted to see what i could REALLY do. Ive always been against making the perfect look completely different, but i guess i do need atleast one example of range.

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http://i34.tinypic.com/wqt0g1.jpg

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Old 07-28-2008, 05:27 PM
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Re: I need honesty! First time doing facial shapin

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Old 07-28-2008, 05:36 PM
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Re: I need honesty! First time doing facial shapin

I think the mouth is too small in retouched version. It think it would look a lot better with bigger mouth. Other than that I think you did a nice job!

Oh, and too much skin retouching for my taste
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:05 PM
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Re: I need honesty! First time doing facial shapin

Thankyou for the critique!
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:52 PM
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Re: I need honesty! First time doing facial shapin

I think you took it too far - she looks like a mannequin to me. I would like to see some texture in her skin. I think I would blend back in some of the original. Good for a first attempt though - probably better than I did with my early attempts. Keep practicing - you'll master it. Practicing with a determination to do better than the last time does wonders.
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:04 PM
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Re: I need honesty! First time doing facial shapin

Really? I think it still has its texture(in the hi-res you can see it much better). I also blended it back to the original(after the facial reshaping). Hmmmm. Maybe i should try taking the opacity down lower when blending it back?
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:11 PM
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Re: I need honesty! First time doing facial shapin

Over all I think she does look much better but several things do bother me some. Actually, I personally do like the lips in the retouched version. The nose looks more refined and the ears and eye brows look better. I don't like the eyes though. They don't particularly sparkle in the original, but appear cloudy with a brown ring around the outside edge in the retouched version. Also her right eye is bigger then her left. I would bring it down in size. I do like that you made the eye make up darker and smoker. You rounded off her left cheek deemphasizing her high cheek bones. If anything I would have gone the other way. I like what you did with her chin, big improvement. I would like to see just a little more line around her mouth. Also, I like the original below the chin. Meaning the neck and shoulders way to flat. But yeah I do think your headed in a good direction.

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Old 07-28-2008, 07:21 PM
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Re: I need honesty! First time doing facial shapin

I just layered the high res and studied it further. You've done a great job with the mouth and nose and ears. I can see that there is texture in the skin that I didn't see in the small version. I agree with some of the things that JD Spears noted. I like the original better beneath the chin - I find it more interesting. Also - there is something about the eyes that bothers me. I think part of it is that there are no sharp reflections in the colored areas as exist in the original. Could probably also use a bit of a "catchlight". I think I would just paint in color mode over that area so as not to lose detail. All in all a very good job.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:15 PM
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Re: I need honesty! First time doing facial shapin

Thanks so much guys. JD i think i was trying to make her face a bit more Femme? Ya know? I think her bone structure is different mainly because i lowerd the chin and filled the dented areas by each ear. And JD and Richard, i now see what you mean by the cloudiness of the eyes, i need to add those sharp speckles of light into there.

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Old 07-28-2008, 09:07 PM
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Re: I need honesty! First time doing facial shapin

I can't speak for JD, but the area I was talking about was the bone structure below her neck and towards her chest.
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