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 Post subject: Re: Face painting
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:14 am  (#21) 
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Not bad! You have some very nice face studies here! May I suggest that you are at a point where you might want to start considering the light a little more. For example, your latest female face is very evenly lit - she is essentially lit face-on with a diffuse white light. Considering the dark background this is an unusual light condition to have outside of a photo-studio. So consider experimenting with changing the light direction.

A nice way to experiment with light is to start with an even-lit face like you have and then create a medium-opacity Multiply-mode layer on top of it. On that layer, work not with black but with a darker hue of her skin (add a little blue to it for extra effect) in order to sketch out the fall of shadows. On a Normal-mode layer (again with a low opacity) you can then add highlights to surfaces facing your chosen light direction.

The good thing with using multiply/normal layers is that you can easily experiment without messing up the original face. you can also quickly try different lighting conditions to best bring out the face. Using light will also give you the chance to show off 3D features of the face that are not visible on an even-lit face, like the eyelids, cheeks and the length of the nose (the latter can of course also be shown by rotating the face, but this is a more complex affair and less easy to toy around with).

Just some suggestions, enjoy and keep training, good work so far!
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 Post subject: Re: Face painting
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:52 am  (#22) 
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Pat, Issabella, Erisian and Griatch, thank you so much for your constructive feedback, you have given me some great tips to work on :tyspin

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:10 am  (#23) 
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5 - our Jasmine...
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 Post subject: Re: Face painting
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:25 am  (#24) 
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RJKD wrote:
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Beautiful work!

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 Post subject: Re: Face painting
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:50 am  (#25) 
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Thankyou Erisian :tyspin

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:29 am  (#26) 
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RJKD: To my completely untrained eye you seem to have made a huge amount of progress in a very short time. Way to go - as they say!

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 Post subject: Re: Face painting
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:37 pm  (#27) 
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Skinnyhouse, your encouragement helps and is appreciated :tyspin

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