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Thread: Malawian Girl

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    Malawian Girl

    Helo, in the last days I painted my Malawian dreamgirl
    Hope thats a good work, thats my second protrait after a long time with Artrage, some effects are with filterforge (background) and with old KPT Plugins (Clothing).
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    Nice. You really communicate a personality into this, no? Sweet girl, clear expression. So you got that happening. Well done on that. Nice color scheme.

    May want to consider that since this is a very soft featured figure that you consider softening some of the edges as well. I remember when I first started doing airbrush that I had to always be mindful of how the friskets were often creating razor sharp edges. But this is a simple mechanical issue and not about all the other cool stuff you have going on.

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    I think she looks lovely.
    As a suggestion you could try a cropped version of just her face
    as your painting skills are very good here and she has such a beautiful face
    On the whole a very lovely portrait
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    I didnt used Airbrush a lot, only for shadows, and softing edges, with the smudge or blur-pencil. But with the whole skin, I did also used a soft selection and the blur filter too.

    And as the last great Step I did a copy of the body-layer -> blur effect with 2 pixels, and did set it with luminance layer-blending and after this I did erased the eyes, the lipps, clothes, some edges and so on

    thnx for the comments, i will ask her, if it is allowed to show the origin photo here
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    Yay KPT
    Wonderful painting, loving those lips
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    yeah, thnx, a good help was also this portrait-tutorial

    http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17588&highlight=portrait+tutorial


    and this, for hairs

    http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums...ad.php?t=26311

    and also this - coz of hairs, but I need more training, it was real my second portrait painting, and I didn't used a pixel from a photo, only for raytraycing, color picking and as refernce

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    An excellent portrait, well done
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    here are a croped version of her face
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    Excellent Portrait! But yes, soften her dress and she will smile.
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    Beautiful she has beautiful eyes and this crop
    really shows off your talent Brilliant
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