Am i Evil?

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  1. JohnMF

    JohnMF TPF Noob!

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    been messing about in photoshop this morning

    wanted to create a dark/sinister looking self portrait, as it's something I've never tried before. Had a bit of trouble deciding on a crop but settled on this.

    Do you think i may have done too much manipulation with this one?

    Any other critiques welcome

    [​IMG]

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    cant really remember... 20d 18-50mm with flash
     
  2. Alison

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    The eyes are amazing, and really draw me into the photo. I think it depends on the intent...the skin tones look "fake" to me, but it works to help create the look you were going for. I like the blackness, but perhaps a little less around the chin and top of the head would work better? I think it's an interesting attempt!
     
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    nice photo
    you realy look evil :D
     
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    Yes, eyes look good, but the skin tone is funny. Your nose is more red than the rest of your face, it looks like you have a cold. Plus the crop looks sort of funny. I think you chopped too much off the bottom and top
     
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    I really like the crop, but I agree with AlisonPower that there could be less darkness at the top and bottom somehow.

    Also agreeing with AlisonPower, those eyes sure are cool! But agreeing more with AlisonPower :blushing: I must say the skin does look kinda 'computer generated' in places...

    Awesome picture though, well done!
     
  6. JohnMF

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    thanks everyone

    I had my doubts with the crop myself, i will try a few more out later.

    The skins tones where a bit difficult for me, I wanted them 'redish' and more on the saturated side, but they saturated abit inconsistantly across the face.
     
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    i find that pale skin tones with a cool colorcast are more scary. here is an example of one that i did.:confused:
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    i'd have to agree. but that pic onyx, is disturbing. :meh:
     
  9. DramaDork626

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    awesomeness Onyx ;D
     
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    john, thats an awesome photo. LOVE the eyes....
    i dont know if this was intended....not only evil looking...sexy too!
    great job
     
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    they both look too plastic for me. and by plastic i mean supermarket foil plastic...
     
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    My suggestion is simple - greyscale all but the eyes.

    oh & has anyone told you you look like eljah woods? My opinion of course
     

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