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Dreaming in Outer-Space

By MrDennis
Is an old Mannequin I own taken into house and put on tabletop. Room Light with some light from window.

Comments/Critique welcomed..

Tags: Head Digital art Paint Mannequin Painted lady

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MrDennis Plus
11 286 Wales
31 Jan 2020 7:03PM
Put through Lightroom first then opened in Photoshop 5. One layer of Dried scattered paint texture over the image
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4201 Canada
31 Jan 2020 7:22PM
Well done, looks good. Put it in the General Gallery and see how it performs.

chase Plus
15 2.0k 517 England
31 Jan 2020 7:34PM
Hi Dennis and welcome to ePz, I see you joined us today and this is your first upload.
By loading into the Critique gallery you will not collect votes or awards but it's good that you gave us a little info to go on and your exif data is intact.
The mannequin looks quite realistic. Are the eyes and ears like that or did you swap them from another image ?

Not quite sure why you used such a high ISO here, the subject isn't about to move or blink and a high ISO could lead to deterioration of your image.
I do like the concept here, quite arty, many different textures applied will give such different looks to this.
The very dark blue scattering bottom left of her neck is a little much and pulls my eye, maybe that could be toned down a touch.

I would be putting sunglasses, hats, scarves etc on her... but that's just me Wink
chase Plus
15 2.0k 517 England
31 Jan 2020 7:44PM
Ooops,sorry, you didn't 'join' today', it's almost 10 years ago but still, your first upload.
MrDennis Plus
11 286 Wales
31 Jan 2020 7:46PM
Hi banehawi---Thanks for comment. I shall post in General Gallery soon.

Hi chase---I been a member for a number of years but don't post images. I just pop in for a read now n again...
Today I thought it about time I posted some images of which I find is ONE a day.
I'm NO Artist but I been trying to have a go at Digital Creative Art. What best place to get critique beside Facebook is in here with epz.

I never use a tripod, only used one around half dozen times in 30 years lol. I hand hold. My Oly has a 5 axis stabilizer in it.
I already done some with hats/glasses of which I'll post soon...Still looking n reading about posting images etc.

I work in RAW and use Topaz noise reduction if I get any noise. But noise helps me in my B&W when I put grain in.

MrDennis Plus
11 286 Wales
31 Jan 2020 7:54PM
General Gallery ?? Is that the Photo Gallery ???????
chase Plus
15 2.0k 517 England
31 Jan 2020 8:06PM

Quote:General Gallery ?? Is that the Photo Gallery ???????

Yes, when you uploaded you must have ticked the box for critique so your image goes into the Critique Gallery. It will appear in the main gallery also but you don't get votes etc.
I will look forward to seeing the hats & glasses ones too.
MrDennis Plus
11 286 Wales
31 Jan 2020 8:46PM
Thanks Chase--Appreciated.
Robert51 12 7 110 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2020 7:50AM
The thing I love most about these type of images is it's all about your imagination and ideas. This is not just about the subject but the colours you use.

Great job and the use of orange here works really well.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2345 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2020 8:10AM
Welcome from me too! This is beautiful, gentle work, cleverly assembled.

I'll just add to the above that I would prefer the eyes to be lower in the frame, they are uncomfortably close to the top edge. Eyes are, literally, the focal point of any depiction of the face, always think carefully about placement. It's worth aiming to place them around 1/3 down in the frame, which puts them on a comfortable level with the viewer's gaze. Even if there is no direct eye contact.
Vambomarbleye 3 153 14 Scotland
1 Feb 2020 10:07AM

Quote:I'm NO Artist

I disagree.

Apart from the framing, with regard to the placement of the eyes, this is very good. The thumbnail jumped right out at me.

Quote:This is not just about the subject but the colours you use

I agree.
Show us some more.

pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2189 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2020 8:36PM
Hello, Dennis, and welcome to EPZ's Critique Gallery.

It's difficult to critique an image like this, but at the same time it's good to see something completely new and unique. I hope we shall see some more of your Creative Art.

The image's colour attracted me, and the textures used are also done well. The eyes look "real", and since eyes are an important feature of any kind of portrait, they certainly draw the viewer in. Did you add them to the mannequin?


dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1777 England
1 Feb 2020 9:53PM
And welcome from me, too.

I really like this - colourful and eyecatching. The composition is sound, with hte mannequin looking into the frame.

As to tripods - I rather dislike them myself, but for a shot like this I would always use one. IS is a big plus, and aids even the steadiest hand: but here, you're giving away quality unnecessarily by not using one, I reckon.

I'll look for this in the main gallery tomorrow...
MrDennis Plus
11 286 Wales
1 Feb 2020 11:25PM
hi pamelajean---No, the eyes are the eyes of the Mannequin. I sharpened them before the texture then again after.

Hi dudler--I do agree that a tripod should be used, but I only got a small space..Once I get my Shed I shall use one..Mind you, the 5 axis stabiliser in the Oly works a treat.

Thank You ALL for your kind comments. Appreciated.
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1777 England
2 Feb 2020 10:29AM
And thank you, too, Dennis, for a series of thoughtful responses.

It's a delight to work with you, in every way.
MrDennis Plus
11 286 Wales
10 Feb 2020 3:12PM
Thank You dudler. Appreciated.

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