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Old 06-15-2011, 11:00 AM
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a bit of help reconstructing eyebrows/nose bridge

Hi, I have this photo I have been battling far too long to get the right eyebrow or nose bridge (dont know the term)

I am up to that stage where you completely lost the ability to tell if is convincing enough or not, given the amount of time I have spent looking at this image.

So I will put it up here and wait for opinions, critics and advice to take it further if necessary.

thanks
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:52 AM
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Re: a bit of help reconstructing eyebrows/nose bri

Step away from the computer! It's easy not to see when you are finished, I think that is the case here. Looks spot on to me, shape, texture and lighting all good. There is always going to be something that could be changed, but sometimes sanity must prevail. (so I won't mention extending the shadow on her left eye, down to her nose ).
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:29 AM
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Re: a bit of help reconstructing eyebrows/nose bri

heheh

I dont know what to think... gonna leave like that for a couple of days and get back at it later.

The shadow used to be there, but I lighten it up because it really made appear like very deep eyes.

thanks for the input!!
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:30 AM
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Re: a bit of help reconstructing eyebrows/nose bri

For what it's worth, after resting your eyes, rotate the image 90 degrees, look at the area you're working on. Rotate again another 90 degrees, look again.

Changing the orientation of the image helps your eyes reset, sort of.

To me it also looks pretty much completed
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:53 AM
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Re: a bit of help reconstructing eyebrows/nose bri

The eyebrows are extending down inside the inner corners of the eyes, looks a little bit ethnic? It's hard to tell if it is a guy or a girl, try removing some of the brow area. xo
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:08 AM
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Re: a bit of help reconstructing eyebrows/nose bri

Looks to me like the broad highlight that you constructed beneath the bead that was at the center of the bridge is too broad. A natural slope would bring shadow into the edges more gradually.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:18 AM
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Looks to me like the broad highlight that you constructed beneath the bead that was at the center of the bridge is too broad. A natural slope would bring shadow into the edges more gradually
yes that would help make it more femme! Could add a shadow to the upper bridge to separate the nose from the forehead also.. but then again that's the sought of work I do and i am in the fashion industry, with very high editorial standards. xo

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Old 08-07-2011, 03:45 PM
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Re: a bit of help reconstructing eyebrows/nose bri

To me, there's one more thing you should work on a little bit. I'm thinking of the sharp transition between light and shadow on the eyes level (see attached picture). It looks rather unnatural, and makes the upper part of the nose look flat. I'd try making this transition smoother and wider. Good job anyway .
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:21 PM
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yes that would help make it more femme! Could add a shadow to the upper bridge to separate the nose from the forehead also.. but then again that's the sought of work I do and i am in the fashion industry, with very high editorial standards. xo
Kind of agree with that. As it is, looks a bit splotchy camera right compared to the left. That jewelry looks incredibly annoying to remove. A reference of how she looks without it would obviously have helped. You must watch for the trails underneath that bead at the top of the forehead too. By the way what do you do women'sdesk?
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