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LoveoftheDark
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2010 07:41:16 PM »



It was not computer done, but I'm flattered that you think so. It was all airbrushed, and it took three hours to do, not counting the time it took to make the leather top and loincloth. The tail was a furry costume mouse tail wrapped in latex and then painted to match my body.

Its just...the loin cloth looks so computer'd you know? and there are no shadows or rounding on the arms, legs or torso. Even airbrushed, the body would show some form. it looks quite flat, which is what made me think it was touched up in photoshop.
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« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2010 07:44:42 PM »

Wow, that looks amazing! The effect is astonishing. And you must be very brave to go out like that!

Please ignore the people who accuse you of computer manipulation. Sometimes people can't stand the idea that someone else can do something they can't, so they need to cast aspersions Sad Earlier this year someone accused me of using a computer transfer because they couldn't believe that I'd painted it, it's sad really. People here do plenty of amazing things I could never do, but just because *I* can't do something, doesn't mean that these talented people can't!

Calm down dear. I wasn't accusing her of anything, I was asking an honest question. I work with photographs for a living, and I've never seen anything like this before. There are no cast or core shadows anywhere on her whole body, which even paint wouldnt take away. It looks like a piece of paper cut out and pasted to the background. Its a strange effect, and thats why I asked. It has nothing to do with my inability to create are...LOL
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« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2010 07:51:26 PM »

I just went to the website of the professional photographers images, and they are drastically different from the ones posted...
The glow is gone, and we can see the roundness of your flesh. '

Thats what made me think you must have enhanced the contrast is all...
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« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2010 08:16:39 PM »

I just went to the website of the professional photographers images, and they are drastically different from the ones posted...
The glow is gone, and we can see the roundness of your flesh. '

Thats what made me think you must have enhanced the contrast is all...

To be honest, I'm so technologically challenged I wouldn't know how to do that...

The photos that I posted were taken with a friend's phone because I don't even own a camera. The flash was on. And there were other light sources. Maybe that's what's making it look flat? I don't know. I'm not a photographer, and I'm not a photoshop user either.

I didn't take offense at all to your question. But I am being totally honest when I say that these photos have not been enhanced in any way.

Anyhoot. That got a bit intense... Hope nobody's feathers are ruffled.
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« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2010 08:54:18 PM »

I went and looked at the photos and found several.  You look great in the photos, to me they don't look drastically different, just like they were taken in different lighting.  you look fantastic.
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« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2010 09:28:02 AM »

For some reason I feel compelled to toss in my two cents.  The photos have obviously been altered at least to protect the identities of some people (unless those people beside the original poster both suffer from some awful blurry face birth defect Wink ) Regardless of my opinion or whether the photos were doctored or not though, this isn't a photography contest, and this isn't a body makeup contest.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but since she didn't do the airbrushing herself, it's not really part of the DIY, right? We are looking at the costume she made (the leather pieces), which look unaltered to me when I look at the photos.  I'll be deciding where to vote based on the effort and skill put into crafting a costume and not on photography or retouching skills.

anyway, to katastrophicallykat, I think you look lovely, good luck in the challenge.
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« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2010 10:40:04 AM »

yeah I never meant to ruffle any feathers there...was just curious.

You do look amazing in the costume! Good luck!
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« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2010 10:46:23 AM »

Hokay guys. Really the prize for this challenge isn't worth the time and effort of doctoring the photos. I mean seriously... isn't the prize a tee shirt or something? And getting featured on the site? The only doctoring, as pointed out, was blurring out faces on others that were present at the event. If it'll make everyone feel better, and to prove I have nothing to gain from editing the photos, I will withdraw from the challenge. This was my first challenge entry. It's been a pleasure. =/
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« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2010 12:43:48 PM »

I think the costume is fantastic - you did a wonderful job with the handmade pieces and the bodyart is beautiful.  I especially love all the face details - amazing!  Please don't hesitate to join another challenge in the future!!!  Grin
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« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2010 02:59:28 PM »

I'm sorry you've been given such a hard time about this, it's really not like Craftster folks at all to question the veracity of your post.  I looked at the pictures on the other site and I don't get why people would think it was altered. 

Your costume is fantastic, it's the best Avatar depiction I've ever seen.
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