Like the past two years, I wanted to share the fact that nearly half of the images I start never get finished. This seems to happen when I take a reference photo with a concept in mind, then, once I start in on it, it doesn't turn out like I had hoped.
While I enjoy using real models and the ease of photo-manipulation, it also limits me to a specific lighting setup and expression. It's just part of the job!As always, I'd like to hear which ones you would have liked to see finished. Pick a maximum of 3 please.
Votes after 48 hours:
#1 I had an idea to make a figure out of wax with candle sticks as hands. It didn't translate well with this reference photo but I have another shot in mind so I can keep the idea.
#2 Looking back on this one, it's not so bad but I feel it could have been composed better,, possibly with a background environment.
#3 Pretty and Punk - Half the model is 'bubblegum looking' while the other half looks like a punk rocker. Kinda silly.
#4 'Melting Pot' - I wanted to do many skin colors mixing into one. I guess I forgot to mix them :/
#5 This was going to be a sequel to SheAnn [link]
Maybe this one could still work.
#6 Why didn't I finish this??? One of my favorite faces. [link]
#7 A mermaid lost in the desert -
#8 A decent reference photo for this skin stitching style. I suppose I should have finished this one too.
#9 It's hard to tell from what you see here but I wanted to show the sun coming up and the figure turning human from stone as the sun touches her. Another idea I'd like to keep but I need a new reference photo.