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Lia1989

Posts: 51

Gdańsk, Pomorskie, Poland

I have a problem with armpit of a model I'm retouching. She's not skinny and I think that's why I can't feel the grasp.

Here's the image of what I've done so far on the right.

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/238/armpitfo.jpg

I'm not sure if I didn't get rid of too much, but on the other hand, it would look messy.

Could someone advise what to do in this situation? I don't want it to look fake or unnatural.

Thank you in advance.

Apr 04 13 02:42 pm Link

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BorderlineBunny

Posts: 2201

Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

Shade, shade, shade.

Right now you have a line that looks drawn on with no shadow or highlight. If you're intent to leave the arm that thick and the crease there, you need to add some shadow and highlights.

Apr 04 13 09:59 pm Link

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BorderlineBunny

Posts: 2201

Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd513/borderlinebunny/pit_zps1309eb29.jpg
Give her some hollowness instead of just a crease.

Apr 04 13 10:21 pm Link

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Lia1989

Posts: 51

Gdańsk, Pomorskie, Poland

Oh right, now it looks way better! I tried to manipulate a little with the original, but I couldn't get any idea... You solved my problem, thank you a lot! smile

Apr 05 13 12:52 am Link

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BorderlineBunny

Posts: 2201

Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

No problemo.

Apr 05 13 05:39 am Link