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Gothic Angel

Goddess of Stone

Posted on 2011.02.16 at 09:30


ehowton at 2011-02-17 12:46 (UTC) (Link)
Good eye! Every step was contrived, but it was tons of fun to shoot and create. I've been envious of this one since I saw it June of last year.

My next nude will be a different model and I'm going to try my hand at bronze...
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2011-02-17 14:44 (UTC) (Link)
To be fair to yourself, the picture you're envious of was of a real statue whereas your image was a Photoshopped image being composited with a real-life picture.

At first glance, I thought you had just photographed a statue until my eyes caught the detail in the weathering of the statue. This lead me to what I presume is the model's hair being pulled, and that's where the image breaks down.

Whatever's going on there doesn't make sense visually; it just doesn't belong. As soon as my brain registered this fact, I then noticed that the "statue"'s lighting didn't match that of the image which cried out, "FAKE! FAKE!"

This isn't to say that you didn't put your all into your work. Hell, for all I know, this could have taken millennia to accomplish. I'm offering what I hope is constructive criticism for the next time you try something like this.

I'm going to presume that you didn't try chroma keying but rather cut your statue out of a picture with many other elements in it. The roto work isn't bad, but it's not quality either.

Then like I said before, there's the issue of lighting. I can't offer a suggestion to remedy this problem as that's not my field of expertise. Is pursuing the kind of composition I'm describing up your alley?

I do want to say though, that you have an eye for photography. I'm jealous of your "talent." You've really got the use of your fish eye down to a science and you know how to take a blasé image and make something aesthetic out of it. I'm green with envy and wished I possessed your skills and more, hence why, outside of the State requirement, I've committed to two semesters of Photography during the course of my Networking degree and plan to return to my current institution to learn even more about the art of making images, both still and moving.
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