Portrait Of Erica, Christine Kotlark (2D)

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Old 09 September 2005   #16
It looks like she was photographed with a flash. As for the lines, it seems a little sharp around the edges. One thing I like though is the pic forces you to focus on the eyes. I guess that's why it is the eye that you see on the FRONT PAGE, WOOT! Good job.
Old 09 September 2005   #17
Originally Posted by Niklas Collin: The automatic sharpening CGTalk adds to all images kills your image, the one behind the link is a lot better.

I very much agree with Nik on this. I had thought the image I see above as being pretty darn good, but the link is more phenomenal. Much softer and the blends are better.

I shrug and shake my head at giving you nit-picky, anal-retentive critique on this. You've done far above exceptional. Understandablly, you wanted a normal pic of your daughter, a model for your witch series. I can totally understand having the photo ref for such a deed. I couldn't see myself doing a pic of my loved one without a ref. The imagination and memory serves well for phantasy, but may distort your perception on how your daughter really looks. But, as Ragdoll had mentioned,
Quote: "how about using that skill and create a character from your imagination and not a photo...it would be great to see what you could come up with"
I, too, would love to see what your imagination portrays.
Great job, Chrissy.

Old 09 September 2005   #18
very nice rendering. I like how you paint her hair especially.
I think it's ok to paint from photo but the problem with this photo is that it looks like a front lighting situation, from flash or whatever, making her face very flat. And you carry over that flatness to your painting.
Old 09 September 2005   #19
Thanks again for the great feedback! Here is the reference photo for those interested ( my daughter would kill me if she knew I posted this lol) http://vizualthoughts.com/Ericaref.JPG
The porous texture was achieved with the course spray brush in Painter, a technique I learned from Jennifer Rodriguez (Baybeestar)

Last edited by ChrissyKotlark : 09 September 2005 at 07:14 PM.
Old 09 September 2005   #20
That is excellnet.
I think the detail opn the pores has to be softened just a bit. I think there is too much contrast.
Over all tho it is so good, amazing lighting.

Whad up. Keep it up.
Old 09 September 2005   #21

nice style, nice work.

the colors and details are amazing!
Ich bin angehender deutscher KŁnstler.
Mit Chaos, Wahnsinn und Kreativitšt bin ich genug versorgt, mir fehlt nur Training.
Old 09 September 2005   #22
Thumbs up

that nice
Old 09 September 2005   #23
Very very nice
Old 09 September 2005   #24
Thumbs up

Hey Christine Awesome work! You've achieved wonderful texture and such a great 3d feel Her skin tones and your choice of colors for the background and hair show what you can do with such a simple ref photo Very Purr-T-full, love it!
Old 09 September 2005   #25
Good work

Oh Sing Me a Song of Your Misery

Old 09 September 2005   #26
wow you have done a great job with this and from what I can see the painting has virtually been created from scratch because the reference image is a huge step away from the finished work!
Old 09 September 2005   #27
Nice image! The lighting look a little too flat (maybe it's too from the front) , but other than that it's very well done.

Keep the great work!
AlÍ Camargo
Director / Producer
Old 09 September 2005   #28

Wow!!! You are an incredble artist. Looking at your web page really shows your skills evolving with each picture.

Your skin texture is amazing!!!
Old 09 September 2005   #29
This is beautiful! Just wanted to say that before I added two small crits because overalll its really great. I think the contrast of the pores is too high, it looks great but is too pronounced. And if you added a few more highlights to the eyes they would look less flat, considering the high contrast of the flash-like lighting in the rest of the pic. If those two changes it would be perfect!!
*D* in the house!
Old 09 September 2005   #30
lighting is not so good but the painting, the colors, the realization and your daughter are all beautiful
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