The sharpening technique I use was created by Daniel Diaz, but I can't find a link for it. It may be in the retouching forum at the top...thanks. the sharpening was one thing i was wondering about because i felt like i kept going too sharp. but i dont want to use skin technique, because this project is all about women as they naturally are.
Really? You all would laugh at me for using the monitor I currently use. I want to buy a new computer so I've been saving up.. (a macbook pro!) My monitor is: 1) Not calibrated 2) has icon images burnt into it from no screen saver 3) has an IM text box burnt into it from no screen saver 4) is a bit on the dark side 5) is really old. I would just buy a new monitor, but I think soon I'll be able to get my beloved laptop and this mess will be over with Do the rest of you see pink splotches? That's really weird. I mean, it should be monochrome.........It might just be my monitor calibration but....
* noticeable pink splotches in face.
* pink colorations near the bottom neck
Not sure what technique you used for bw conversion.....burn/dodge/sponge/channels or other, but facial skin tones are not continuous. Also found the overall luminosity of the face too 'bright' relative to rest of image.
Overall, nice composition, expression and framing. She has interesting eyes.
Hope this isnt too harsh. I have a lot of respect for your artistry
They are everywhere. I wish I was a talent scout. That'd be the coolest job..haha.