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Beauty is only skin deep

By nineteen68  
Taken almost a year ago, it attracted a bit of attention of flickr for a few days but Ive just come across again today. Taken as part of a portfolio for Lauren, who has since stopped modelling, which is a shame as she was very talented just perhaps needed more guidance from her agency. Anyway, its an incredibly tight crop that I put a texture layer over the top. I loved the image at the time and still think its great. I hate the title though, so perhaps it will be changed.

Tags: Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Portraits and people

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
5 Oct 2012 9:59PM
Creative work!

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DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
6 Oct 2012 10:51AM
Sometimes this effect does not work but in this case I think it works well.

banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
6 Oct 2012 2:51PM
It would have been great if you could have shown both originals so we can have a better opinion on the result. It seems to me somehow to be not quite as good as it could be. For example, it seems that its a compromise, where the models skin tone dominates the texture, - which being a tree, looks odd, and it may be better if more of the tree colour was allowed through. I do like the eye itself and how thats blended.


paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 8:08PM
I think I would have significantly faded the bark over the eye. If we are looking at a suggestion of age, it shouldn't go over the eye. Some instant impact, but then tends to fade.

6 Oct 2012 8:14PM
Thanks for the feedback guys. Willie, i hadn't even thought of having the tree tone dominate rather than than the models. Paul, i think i was so excited I had created this, i didnt think about the toning or the eye
NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 10:51PM
think id have erased the overlay on the eye so that was pretty much untouched by the texture, possibly left some in there with the opacity slider.

i also i think the eye is a bit central and perhaps overlarge in frame and may have looked better tucked up nearer the top right.

also think you could have tried to fade the opacity on the texture layer so the blend was a bit more subtle and showing a little more of the facial features and hair. as is the eye brows have denegrated to a black blob and the hair barely detectable. the blue blob bottom left is alo a bit distracting but overall i like the idea and think it would work up into a good image.
7 Oct 2012 5:17PM
Hi All, Ive attempt to correct some of the comments made & uploaded a modification. Thanks for all comments-lee

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