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Difficult / Re: Brother & sister sit for portrait
« Last post by Lynnya on October 15, 2021, 06:42:49 PM »
Yes been here since 1977 yes I feel settled - we just moved to Carnation Wa 18months ago from Florida.. I'm a citizen as well and still have family in UK. Trying to get used to overcast skies and RAIN.

played with your baby girl a bit.. rough and dirty.. pushed in the cheeks a tad and lifted her mouth a tad.. don't know if it's better or not.. looking at it again.. I think her mouth is a tad (another tad) too wide.. just a tad. On the left side looking at the screen.



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Moderate / Re: Happy Bride
« Last post by Jo Ann Snover on October 15, 2021, 06:39:07 PM »
Gaussian blur means that sort-of-straight looks just lovely afterwards!

Seriously, you can draw the lines in shorter segments, following around the seams or layers in the original. If you start with a gray that's too light, you can use levels on the layer to darken it (and to lighten also). You can also reduce the opacity of the layer.
 
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Difficult / Re: Brother & sister sit for portrait
« Last post by Jo Ann Snover on October 15, 2021, 06:34:55 PM »
I didn't know you were British!

I came to the US when I was 20 (a very long time ago; now I'm a citizen) but all my family are still in England. People here think I sound British; people there think I sound American. When I lived in Austin Texas, they knew I wasn't from "around here" :)

Do you consider yourself settled in the US?
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Difficult / Re: Brother & sister sit for portrait
« Last post by Lynnya on October 15, 2021, 06:27:08 PM »
Being British I'm familiar with lack of gorm.  :funny:
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Difficult / Re: Brother & sister sit for portrait
« Last post by Jo Ann Snover on October 15, 2021, 06:23:08 PM »
Thanks. I switched to working on the boy's clothes to have a break from trying to figure out what this little girl looked like!

I'll take another run at it and then ask Bambi to see what she thinks (before I do all the details and get the skin texture, etc.). I had a slightly more open mouth earlier (between the two I posted) but I thought she looked gormless (British slang for empty-headed)!. I might try and find a stock photo I like to use as reference.
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Difficult / Re: Brother & sister sit for portrait
« Last post by Lynnya on October 15, 2021, 06:16:54 PM »
It's better.  I think it could be a little more "rounded" more baby like? Her jaw line is just a little sharp.   I also think her mouth is open just a little more with the corners ever so slightly up rather than straight.. Difficult restore.
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Moderate / Re: Happy Bride
« Last post by Lynnya on October 15, 2021, 06:13:15 PM »
Thanks JoAnn you are right about the arm.. I think the lapel shadow is a tad heavy but I'll give him another.. On the other hand.. trying to draw a straight line beats the heck outa me.. I stole yours and thinned it a bit with a mask ;D Thanks looks better.
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Moderate / Re: Happy Bride
« Last post by Jo Ann Snover on October 15, 2021, 05:50:32 PM »
I really like how the bouquet and arm came out and I think the bride's face now looks great.

Couple of suggestions and an image to illustrate.

I think the woman's arm looks too thin below the elbow. I think the fix is simple - i.e. don't try to go back to the original angle. I cloned your lower shadow under the arm at an angle so the thickness of her arm looks as if it matches.

The Dad's suit jacket lapels and shoulder seams have lost their definition, but I added a "Shadow" layer to put them back (layer set to multiply mode; paint in gray with a very soft brush; Gaussian blur or blur brush to soften more)

I cloned back the rest of the Dad's lavender pocket handkerchief. Otherwise, I think it's ready to go!

It's such a great picture of the two of them



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Difficult / Re: Brother & sister sit for portrait
« Last post by Jo Ann Snover on October 15, 2021, 05:26:51 PM »
So I've worked on the little girl's face a bit more and I think the shape of her jaw, neck and mouth are better. See if it looks better to you :) Sometimes, after you look at things long enough, you can't seem them any more...



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Moderate / Re: Happy Bride
« Last post by Lynnya on October 15, 2021, 04:12:34 PM »
Here's my latest.. In the picture of her coming down the stairs with this man who I think may be her father she was carrying her bouquet.. so I'm going for that idea. I've put back some color and changed the repairs on the face.  I know the angle of the arm is not right buy it's the only way I can make it make sense with the bouquet. I could do a version without the flowers. The green things in her teeth are in all the pictures.. must be some kind of brace or something.. not sure..comments. welcome.
 :crazy:

 
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