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Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
20 Nov 2008 5:53AM
Stunningly beautiful image and portrait.The eyes tell the story.
11 18 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2008 6:17AM
Wow, this is fantastic.
20 Nov 2008 6:49AM
This is outstanding work!
DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
20 Nov 2008 7:53AM
The main portrait study and texturing are superb Dave ... up with the very best of your work. I'd personally lose the monster chappy in the background, drop in something nicely textured and win an EC. Can't stop looking at that girl ... you've captured something quite haunting in her expression.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
20 Nov 2008 10:47AM
Another great image. Intriguing background. Lovely portrait, even without the manipulations.
Geraint Plus
11 715 34 Wales
20 Nov 2008 12:26PM
The portrait itself is wonderful, and the image as a whole works very effectively. I like how the textured layers seem to reflect the 'layers' in the portrait itself - so much can be read into the model's expression. I agree with Dave that you've caught a very haunting expression here. Would it be an idea to upload the original portrait in the variants for comparison? Great work.
20 Nov 2008 1:16PM
Wow, Dave - this is so tragically beautiful. The layers say so much - I'm stuck for words to articulate. So you will ahve to make do with a 'click' of total awe... Wink
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2008 6:47PM
FABulouS!!!! love the whole thing :-0)
Eviscera Plus
11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2008 8:39PM
wow thanks , i just got in , i thought youd all hate its dark interpretation and wuss out , but in her eyes i knew it needed location , its a look of impending i was trying to get (after 20 bloody attempts lol)

Quite right about the background , and i have a few variants , the original , pretty , a heavy Backbeat (Phil) or Kitsch (Jo) mood that look stunning , but , im sticking to my concept , the "monster chappy" is an elder , to question Jacks whereabouts......

erm ,

i must be sober lol

20 Nov 2008 9:20PM
Very Nice Dave, I like this a lot, theres almost that sticky iccy alien feeling to it.
Eviscera Plus
11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2008 9:50PM
thanks verg , the light has already penetrated...
Paree Plus
12 616 3
20 Nov 2008 10:22PM
and well worth waiting for,

don't know why but it reminds me of the meatloaf song I Would do any thing for love
paree Smile
imagio Plus
11 12 1 England
20 Nov 2008 10:28PM
Stick with your concept dave, make people think!!!

Eviscera Plus
11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2008 10:48PM
thanks , youll see through the mist ...
Diana Plus
11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
20 Nov 2008 11:21PM
you do 'haunting' so well

Eviscera Plus
11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 12:53AM
absolution hard , absorbtion soft , changes

thats what we see...
backbeat Plus
11 134 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 11:32AM
very nice indeed dave

DP_Imagery Plus
13 24 6 Wales
22 Nov 2008 10:12PM
Have an RC - terrific Alice realisation.

DP_Imagery Plus
13 24 6 Wales
23 Nov 2008 11:01AM
Also have corrected the blown highlight problem in my pic (added as new version) - thanks for the advice Grin
pennyspike Plus
14 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2008 1:39PM
Strong emotional content, such sadness and despair. As always so much to absorb.
Eviscera Plus
11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2008 1:47PM
ok Bruce , i av a look , thanks Pennie , theres a lot in this one.

23 Nov 2008 2:29PM
Excellent Dave. I must have missed this one.
Eviscera Plus
11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 6:58PM
thanks kp , she has the eyes of the devil if you catch them right
Milla Plus
9 7 2 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2008 2:45AM
Oh wow Dave, that's a hell of a haunting image, indeed. The one I'll be coming back to, that's for sure. Splendid portrait, great layers and textures, brilliant processing and story behind. Beautiful and intriguing piece, this one.
There is incredible strength in these eyes, Jack can stay safe, no doubts.
Milla Plus
9 7 2 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2008 2:56AM
Oh, by the way, did you know this, the very first work of yours I ever saw on this site, it was her portrait, I can still remember this, she certainly has that not_to_be_forgotten look!
zebraboy 13 197 Australia
28 Nov 2008 7:39AM
Beautiful portrait!!

28 Nov 2008 12:37PM
A wonderful expression - great manipulation.

Eviscera Plus
11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 9:50PM
she is ephemeral milla , bit like you
exposure Plus
13 5.3k England
30 Nov 2008 10:07AM
Beautiful eye detail effect tones and composition Dave.
Eviscera Plus
11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2008 9:13PM
thanks , gives me goosebumps each time
thorn Plus
13 124 2 Scotland
21 Dec 2008 6:42PM
I really like this,great textures,angle,tones,lighting and presentation.Great title.take care,AnnSmile
11 Mar 2009 10:21PM
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