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Black Tears

By CrisAlexMUA
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Model/Makeup: me
Image size
456x455px 57.02 KB
PENTAX Corporation
Shutter Speed
1/750 second
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 20, 2007, 7:17:44 AM
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:star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

i like the sharpness in the area of the pupil, which provides a clear view on the beautiful unevenness of this texture. the color of the pupil is digitally brightened. this technique helps to make the structure easier visible, but in this case it's a little too harsh, since it makes it a bit too obvious, that a sharpening tool, such as unsharp mask, has been used. only partial brightening of the pupil could help avoiding this effect. a pronunciation of a circle around the pupil could be done, but hasn't. the contrast between the silvery shimmering, dark area above the eye and the softened skin is confusing, because the colors don't harmonize. the makeup is applied with profession. bright makeup is applied on the right corner of the eye, which helps to pronounce it. it's questionable weather the tear on the right corner should cover that bright spot or better be left away. the tears aren't running vertically down, but it would be nicer if they would. the reason for this effect could be, that the picture was turned by some degrees, in order to give the eye a special angel with the inner corner lower than the outer corner. this hasn't to be done that harsh.
rule of thirds is beautifully followed, but it would be even nicer if the eye was in the left upper corner, instead of the right, as the area left of it isn't as interesting as the nose-part. another suggestion for improvement might be, that the contrast in the black tears could be raised, so that the bright spots are even a little brighter, especially in the left and middle section. this work shows that the artist is talented, but is a example for the fact that many, especially young artists are aspiring towards ideals. ideals, which are hid in this picture, are the brightness of the pupil and the angle in which the eye is turned.
only three stars for originality, because the concept of "black tears" isn't that new.
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:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

First of all, this is visually very appealing to me! The make-up is fantastic! The silvery white eyeshadow matches perfectly with the shiny black tears. I really like the consistency of the tears/blood. Actually, it looks more like the eye is bleeding black blood due to placement and consistency of them. I'm not sure if this is supposed to be blood or tears, but either way, I feel this photograph is very effective. I like the placement of the eye in the photograph, because it draws the eye from the actual eye in the photograph to the tears/blood. The tears/blood are show-cased here, in other words. The eye is looking up as in thought and these thoughts are what are making her cry/bleed black, sad tears.
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[ yes this is just beautiful]
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It's a darkness perfect thing. I lov it, is so emotive, this make-up isn't easy and you're a master of it *-*
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Thank you so much :)
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This is so spectacular
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First thing that came to mind: Amaterasu!

lol Really though, this is awesome.
Christcentered's avatar
Really awesome! What did you use for the tears?
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looks really cool!
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love the eyes. for my the eyes are still the highlight and the black tears are a good complement.
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i'm really impressed!!!well done!!
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The black goo scared me at first! But then I was like thats so cool. To be honest, what originally drew me to the picture was your stunning eye balls ! c:
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