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JamesAB 17
14 Oct 2005 8:50AM
Love the tones and expression
Atlas 19 621 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2005 8:52AM
The large version is VERY scary ☼☼☼☼☼


14 Oct 2005 8:59AM
Crikey thats lost loads on upload, thank you both for commenting.
tull 19 181 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2005 9:00AM
Is this the very same pretty Alex k.?

14 Oct 2005 9:11AM
I think this is great. Partly you seem to have gotten it right (and even better). The tones look better, sharpness is great. Yours looks more like a color shot, whereas the link-photo looks more like sepia tinted. The link shot is extremely funny though. first I thought the photo was stretched, but I guess it's not.
14 Oct 2005 9:12AM
Yep, original in the mod section, she's not really scary its just I'm trying to get that Polish technique and thought I had it but its lost loads on upload and I know I'm no where near yet but thought this might be a pointer in the right direction...
JohnRShort 18 25 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2005 9:17AM
usual excellent quality
shitzkit 18 147 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2005 9:27AM
scery shot fantastic capture well done
webjam 17 292 11 Netherlands
14 Oct 2005 10:05AM
Great tones! I like the expression - something completely different and refreshing. Tell Alex she is an excellent model!
User_Removed 19 39 6 Scotland
14 Oct 2005 10:12AM
hi K, thank god you got her permission would hate to be on the other side of that look LOL. different and quite bril.

Luv Victor x
paulstefan 17 509 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2005 10:13AM
Not a bad attempt, K.
Andrzej Dragan's work is amazing - I've been a fan of his ever since I saw it last year.
Cheers, Paul
starstriders 18 1.6k United Kingdom
14 Oct 2005 10:21AM
Now THIS is what you should be doing more often! Great skin texture and expression. Really like it.
geoffwd 16 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2005 10:26AM
Scares the hell out of me
14 Oct 2005 10:30AM
very good, great expression!
Centurion 17 1.2k England
14 Oct 2005 10:32AM
Ive been having a go at this technique too (in my portfolio). Its very hard to get right but youve done a grand job. Lovely capture.
PatrickSmith 17 1.2k 2 United States
14 Oct 2005 10:36AM
I am literally laughing out loud! The technique has definitely works for me. I didn't know you had two daughters... a good one and a bad one!
steve neil 18 597 Australia
14 Oct 2005 11:10AM
Good work - I had a go at a mod for fun Smile
14 Oct 2005 11:24AM
lol Patrick! Thats a good one Steve, thanks for that. Thanks for all the comments folks. K.
starstriders 18 1.6k United Kingdom
14 Oct 2005 11:47AM
I like Steve's mod, the eyes are better. V interesting to see different attempts.
patters 18 1.8k 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2005 12:45PM
scarey, looks more like a pretty girl trying to be scarey Smile
mwatkins9801 18 190
14 Oct 2005 12:59PM
very near indeed k. the technique most obvious to me in the reference pic is created by dodge/burn tools, or burned layer blending on a light sepia toned image.

this is such a cute picture i had to play with it- be prepared...

edit: the hilites on the skin tone in this one are hotter so there is less material to burn. i uploaded one of those mods too. thanks
tigs 17 145 3 Netherlands
14 Oct 2005 1:05PM
Excellent! Love the tones and the expression!

edit: some excellent mods too!!
14 Oct 2005 1:38PM
God those mods are good! Smile Thank you all so much for taking the time to do those, and everyone for all the comments, its really exciting. I only spent 5 mins using levels, mid tone contrast adjustments, some dodge but mostly burn, didnt add any layers but boy is this one going to get played with, thank you all again sooooo much Smile K.
steve neil 18 597 Australia
14 Oct 2005 2:20PM
Yes, some great mods - its cool to see how other folk do this. And here's one more Smile I couldn't possible explain how I did it all but if you like and want the .psd file you are welcome.
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4314 Canada
14 Oct 2005 2:47PM
Well done, - very much like the linked shot.

Big Bri 21 16.7k United Kingdom
14 Oct 2005 3:07PM
Gotta click this, cos she looks so like my 8yr old in a bad mood Smile
Nic_WA 17 179 2 Australia
14 Oct 2005 3:25PM
I recognize this look - sometimes on the receiving end of one of these myself! Interesting seeing everyone's takes on it. Had a go at a mod - my first Smile
Have a great weekend.
Maddie 17 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2005 3:26PM
you are lucky you have got such a good model k.
14 Oct 2005 8:59PM
Seen the mods... think your version still stands. Some mods perhaps bring out the eyes better, but loose on other areas. And the paint/skin loosing mod is a real winner, but as a different approach.
old timer 18 55 1 Scotland
14 Oct 2005 9:04PM
Very effective, K Smile
MadTrace 18 268 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2005 4:41AM
wow, love this, really captures the imagination.
tigerminx 18 237 South Africa
15 Oct 2005 5:06AM
Absolutely love it... Here's a well deserved RC.

P.S. Scary indeed, but with class Smile
funkeldink 18 1.6k 1 Australia
15 Oct 2005 5:48AM
excellent ...... done a few mods ....bleedin scary tho ....hope your well
chase Plus
16 2.4k 623 England
16 Oct 2005 1:19AM
Like the tones..she looks very cross !
16 Oct 2005 2:57AM
LOL Fred, those mods are dangerous! Thanks very much everyone for all the trouble you took over the mods, appreciate all of them and all the advice Smile K.
Morpyre Plus
17 1.6k 8 Wales
17 Oct 2005 8:33AM
stunning portrait - i love the dark style and the face is full of expression. it works especially well on the large version. soon as it opens the strength of the pulling power draws the viewer in.

if i knew enough people i would love to do a range of dark portrait work myself

keep up the beautiful work =)

peter "morpyre" turner
joko 18 1 Bulgaria
19 Oct 2005 6:15AM
19 Oct 2005 10:22PM
great pic!!
Alex is well scarey in this!! she's a superb subject!!

19 Oct 2005 10:25PM
I just took a look at the mods!!!
people's creative juices have got going on this one!!

this is a brilliant pic!

20 Oct 2005 5:56AM
Thank you all very much, hope you recover soon Steve LOL! K.
proberts 18 218 4 Wales
22 Oct 2005 3:03PM
That is one scary look K,Excellent shot and tones.Hope i`ll sleep tonight Wink0
1 Nov 2005 12:50AM
Thank you Andrew, I hope you did. K.
vaughar 18 242 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2005 6:28AM
Hi, It's been a while since I've had a look through your portfolio and I'm glad to see you've posted a few cracking shots since then.

This one really stands out for me, the expression, the framing and the finer detail in the hair and the texture and tones on the skin.

I'd love to be able to get a shot like this.
zanzibarwinds 18 205 United Kingdom
15 May 2006 11:52AM
Emotion seems to simply pour off this image, superb
luceombra 10 27 5 Italy
27 Sep 2011 4:27PM
Very powerful indeed!

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