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By cattyal  
I've been dithering about this one - I like it and know full well that many won't but then I tend not to worry all that much about whether anyone else will like my efforts - thank goodness Smile

Thanks to it being a bit chilly I had a quick self-portrait session in my tiny bedroom which heats up very quickly with the fan-heater going. Roll on the warmer weather when I can take my time!

Generally fiddled and faffed but only a grungy layer and curves messed with.

Tags: General Digitally manipulated Portraits and people

Voters: cbridget, POD, GERRYGENTRY and 29 more

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Cormy 11 3 England
13 Dec 2009 5:32PM
Yep,you look like you need some sun !!!-But I love the Dolly.

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cbridget 11 43 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 5:33PM
Its sinister and sends a chill down my spine. Its very well done and I love the striking black and white mask, the contrast with the tattoos and background and how the mask resonates with the dolls face.
Its not a matter of like, its the impact you make.
Eviscera 13 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 5:37PM
Like this impact !
motorsportpictures 10 289 23 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 5:47PM
A really impactive shot.

miptog 13 3.6k 62 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 5:53PM
This is good; really good. Like it just as it is. Mike
johnnyboy114 10 231 106 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 6:12PM
Very sinister indeed.....I like this a lot, in a creepy kind of way. And are they tattoos or is that a patterned long sleeve top. If they are! Love them! If not, I like that top! lol!
cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
13 Dec 2009 6:17PM
Thanks everyone - creepy/sinister/odd was what I was after and hopefully I achieved that!

I'm not sure what I'll do with the clown yet - a charity shop buy and I just stripped his outfit off - maybe he'll stay like that or maybe I'll take the hat off as well sometime

As for the tattoos - it's just a tube of printed nylon Smile I've three other designs so I dare say they might appear again sometime.....
chase Plus
13 1.1k 247 England
13 Dec 2009 6:25PM
Yes,a little on the creepy side Alison but my favorite from your mask series to date.
comma 11 108 6 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 7:31PM
really like this. the processing complements the composition
tazisdylan 9 1 10 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 10:26PM
Apparently it seems quite a few ppl actually like this. And you can certainly add me to the list.

Great image. And love the 'tattoos'.
cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
13 Dec 2009 10:34PM
Thank you again everyone - did anyone notice the clown face on the 'tattoos'?

It's not bad what can be achieved sat on my bed in a room that's about 7 foot square - a small studio is possible if a little squished!

When it's warmer I'll use the big room again and maybe get the striped legs out as well!
andmolliethedog 13 120 11 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2009 9:12AM
If I had put this together I would be a happy bunnie...certainly in my way of doing things...maybe a einsy weinsy bit more light to the eyes and face.....but thats nit picking....If I could give it a user award it would get to look at your pf!
cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
14 Dec 2009 10:39PM
Thank you again everyone.

I agree with your thoughts about the light Richard - the main problem with doing these SPs is seeing what on earth I'm doing - especially with that mask on as well. Simply a case of hoping for the best most of the time and thankfully I usually get a few decent ones out of a session.
akh Plus
15 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2009 7:57AM
Scary stuff.
rhody 16 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2009 4:57AM
A stunning, scary image very well thought out, executed and captured.

It immediately reminded me of the the Beatles song "Elanor Rigby" - "Wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door, Who is it for?"

A superb, thought provoking image - great work

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