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Photographer

moving pictures

Posts: 664

Los Angeles, California, US

Nov 25 12 11:00 am Link

Digital Artist

Andreea Cernestean

Posts: 495

Baia Mare, Maramureş, Romania

Not particularly a fan of toon/caricature style, but it looks like good work smile

Nov 25 12 12:59 pm Link

Retoucher

Megan E Griscom

Posts: 453

Bordentown, New Jersey, US

Nov 25 12 03:58 pm Link

Retoucher

Mateusz Musielak

Posts: 37

Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, Poland

Megan E Griscom wrote:
it doesnt seem like retouching to me.

that's interesting wink




btw
Cristian Girotto is one of the top players around.

Nov 25 12 04:52 pm Link

Retoucher

Megan E Griscom

Posts: 453

Bordentown, New Jersey, US

Nov 25 12 04:59 pm Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Megan E Griscom wrote:
photo manipulation, versus retouching.

Do you offer this as a commonly understood distinction?

Nov 25 12 05:28 pm Link

Retoucher

Megan E Griscom

Posts: 453

Bordentown, New Jersey, US

Peano wrote:

Do you offer this as a commonly understood distinction?

Wow...really guys?

Nov 25 12 05:39 pm Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Megan E Griscom wrote:
photo manipulation, versus retouching.

Peano wrote:
Do you offer this as a commonly understood distinction?

Megan E Griscom wrote:
Wow...really guys?

Really, Megan.

Nov 25 12 06:02 pm Link

Retoucher

Megan E Griscom

Posts: 453

Bordentown, New Jersey, US

Peano wrote:

Megan E Griscom wrote:
photo manipulation, versus retouching.

Peano wrote:
Do you offer this as a commonly understood distinction?

Really, Megan.

If it makes you feel better to be unpleasant why dont you just send me a pm.

Nov 25 12 06:17 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7950

Imperial, California, US

Looks like the charactacture dogs on postcards at petsmart. It's no longer photography.

Nov 25 12 06:22 pm Link

Photographer

Dan OMell

Posts: 1335

Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia

still fun! it's creepy enough to look very cool.
not very fresh approach  -- but excellent attention to details, poses and looks very funny. I think it was a lot of work!

Nov 25 12 08:00 pm Link

Photographer

Ken Marcus Studios

Posts: 8493

Los Angeles, California, US

Can't say I'm impressed.

KM

Nov 25 12 08:11 pm Link

Photographer

B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

What exactly is the point?







Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Nov 25 12 09:04 pm Link

Photographer

Fred Greissing

Posts: 6412

Los Angeles, California, US

-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:
What exactly is the point?

Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

I think the point is to impress ad agencies.
I can see the possibility of an ad campaign..... buy that soft top sports car and release the inner child in you.

It's impressive retouching in a nifty gimmick that is the sort of thing ad campaigns are made of. I can see this retoucher going places.

Nov 25 12 11:48 pm Link

Retoucher

Paul Snyder

Posts: 89

Columbus, Ohio, US

Fred Greissing wrote:
I can see this retoucher going places.

He already has. 

Take a look at his other work. I've had many of his images in my "inspiration" folder for a while now to study.

Cristian is very very good.

Nov 26 12 12:07 am Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Megan E Griscom wrote:
If it makes you feel better to be unpleasant why dont you just send me a pm.

I don't think it's being "unpleasant" to ask you to clarify something that isn't clear.

You drew the odd distinction (between manipulating and retouching) in a public forum. I think the clarification should be done in the same forum.

Nov 26 12 04:03 am Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Ken Marcus Studios wrote:
Can't say I'm impressed.

KM

+1

I don't see anything brilliant about bloating heads and compressing bodies. Anyone can do that. Even me.

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/3162/zero3s.jpg

Nov 26 12 04:05 am Link

Retoucher

Mike Needham Retouching

Posts: 369

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

At the risk of going against the grain, I love the images. They are done very well and show a certain amount of wry humour in their execution. Horses for courses and all that....

Nov 26 12 04:37 am Link

Retoucher

Ken Fournelle

Posts: 99

Saint Paul, Minnesota, US

Peano +1

Nov 26 12 07:02 am Link

Digital Artist

Koray

Posts: 6689

Ankara, Ankara, Turkey

he has some good stuff

Nov 26 12 07:18 am Link

Photographer

MacLeod Designs

Posts: 3309

Mooresville, North Carolina, US

awesome

Nov 26 12 07:45 am Link

Photographer

MacLeod Designs

Posts: 3309

Mooresville, North Carolina, US

Peano wrote:

+1

I don't see anything brilliant about bloating heads and compressing bodies. Anyone can do that. Even me.

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/3162/zero3s.jpg

not quite the same... although cool

Nov 26 12 07:45 am Link

Photographer

KonstantKarma

Posts: 2513

Hickory, North Carolina, US

It's an interesting concept and some fun editing. I bet the models were more impressed than anyone.

Although I'm not really in love with the images.

Nov 26 12 08:21 am Link

Retoucher

Slixed Foliche

Posts: 121

Mochudi, Kgatleng, Botswana

Peano wrote:
+1

I don't see anything brilliant about bloating heads and compressing bodies. Anyone can do that. Even me.

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/3162/zero3s.jpg

Hehehehehe!, made my day!, nice one, though its not exactly the same!!

Nov 27 12 03:06 am Link

Retoucher

Angelo Dau

Posts: 139

Sassari, Sardegna, Italy

for this kind of work a retoucher have to study the bone proportion of the child, it's impossible to achieve the same result reducing the body size and making "big head with big eyes" big_smile

for heavy manipulation, christian is one of my favourities, the other is Rodney Pike:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= … 017&type=3

Nov 27 12 11:14 am Link

Photographer

Dan OMell

Posts: 1335

Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia

some 3dppl take images of a real person's en face, profile and astern, and then wrap the gotten texture around an uniformed dummy figure in 3D software. if it's Genesis*-based, you can easily transform adult into child seamlessly, and more, you can make a person more chubby, skinny, pregnant, humpbacked, bodybuilder's type, of another sex, whatever, by just one click of a button, or gradually sliding many available controls. EVERYTHING STAYS ANATOMICALLY CORRECT. it sounds more complicated than it really is. importantly, it does pay back by having the total freedom varying positions, aspect angles and lighting and coming up with a lot of different images (more than you can possibly need). this approach is used a lot in advertizement or prototypes for very realistic games.

*"The Genesis series allows for a virtually limitless set of additional figure shape variations that can all be built from a common base. These variations can range in both size and proportion while maintaining a common joint system (rigging)."

so far, photoshop has very embrionic support for 3D, unfortunately, but it's used to polish the intermediate 2D maps and surfaces just a little bit, or adding some effects at the final production stage, just slightly.

Nov 27 12 05:25 pm Link

Photographer

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY

Posts: 4603

Jacksonville, Florida, US

moving pictures wrote:
http://www.behance.net/gallery/LEnfant-Extrieur/6039681

looks like modern day munchkins tongue

Nov 27 12 05:31 pm Link

Photographer

Craig Thomson

Posts: 13462

Tacoma, Washington, US

My impression of retouching is to not to show any signs of touching the image. In this case other then the obvious cartoonish adaptation, the work is clean and well comprised. Aside from that, it's a lot more over the top then I care for.

Nov 27 12 05:33 pm Link

Photographer

Oscar Partida

Posts: 732

Palm Springs, California, US

LOVE them

Nov 27 12 11:26 pm Link

Hair Stylist

David Robin Munn

Posts: 288

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Creative and fun. Thanks for sharing.

Dec 01 12 07:19 am Link

Photographer

Drew Smith Photography

Posts: 5210

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

They are reminiscent of the characters in the movie Monster House. Love them.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Lhhr6yAh3v4/T … er_004.jpg

Dec 01 12 09:18 am Link

Photographer

Kawika Photography

Posts: 110

San Diego, California, US

Weren't they doing this like 10 years ago? Funny for about 10 seconds but I wouldn't want it on a wall. Beer mug maybe. Cheers

Dec 02 12 12:14 pm Link

Photographer

J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 10330

Santa Ana, California, US

I'm not really a fan of 'tourist gallery' photography. These are particularly a little to creepy for my taste.

Dec 02 12 12:19 pm Link

Photographer

L A U B E N H E I M E R

Posts: 8797

Seattle, Washington, US

i prefer the work of loretta lux.

Dec 02 12 12:36 pm Link

Photographer

moving pictures

Posts: 664

Los Angeles, California, US

Peano wrote:
+1

I don't see anything brilliant about bloating heads and compressing bodies. Anyone can do that. Even me.

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/3162/zero3s.jpg

you're missing the point.  he didn't just blow up their heads.  he _aged_ them younger.  that's a whole different league of retouching from what you do.

Dec 06 12 11:40 pm Link

Photographer

LA StarShooter

Posts: 1873

Los Angeles, California, US

moving pictures wrote:

you're missing the point.  he didn't just blow up their heads.  he _aged_ them younger.  that's a whole different league of retouching from what you do.

I was very impressed from the point-of-view of a showcase of skill. I admire Peano's understanding of retouching in general. In this case, I agree with moving pictures that he's doing something more skilled that bloating heads and compressing bodies. A nice way to grab attention.

Dec 07 12 12:13 am Link

Photographer

Darin B

Posts: 998

San Diego, California, US

I like them! Creepy, a little, funny, yup. And to me, well done.
Thanks for posting.

Dec 07 12 12:29 am Link

Retoucher

OTTO poste1

Posts: 191

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

moving pictures wrote:

you're missing the point.  he didn't just blow up their heads.  he _aged_ them younger.  that's a whole different league of retouching from what you do.

mmmh, you are taking this too seriously, I think this was sarcasm.

Dec 07 12 01:27 am Link

Photographer

Ruben Vasquez

Posts: 3115

Puyallup, Washington, US

Thats hilarious! I love those kind of manipulations.

Angelo Dau wrote:
for this kind of work a retoucher have to study the bone proportion of the child, it's impossible to achieve the same result reducing the body size and making "big head with big eyes" big_smile

for heavy manipulation, christian is one of my favourities, the other is Rodney Pike:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= … 017&type=3

Agreed. Rodney Pike is definitely one of my favorite caricature artist on the net.

Dec 07 12 01:30 am Link

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36230

Upland, California, US

Looks like a mental ward lineup for down syndrome kids... lol

Dec 07 12 01:45 am Link