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Portrait of a Young Man
Portrait of a Young Man

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Challenge: Cubism (Extended Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: UK
Date: Sep 7, 2017
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2017

A few months ago I painted an abstract portrait of my 17 year old son, I'm not an artist, but enjoy playing around with acrylic paint, or pastels, or simply with a piece of charcoal or a pencil.
As Cubism in portraits is based around seeing the face from different perspectives at the same time, I thought I'd take a profile shot of my son, as well as the painting and see whether I could marry the two images together. I was pleased with the result, but it was lacking something. I then overlayed an image with triangular shapes, which could be viewed as cubist, as a texture to achieve a more realistic cubism effect.
I am very new to Extended Editing, so this is technically quite simple, but I'm happy with the final result and hope that you like it!
Any and all comments are welcome.

Open 3 images (painting, photo and cubism texture)
Cut out profile
Adjust contrast,brightness in painting and photo
Paste profile onto painting
Adjust sizing and opacity
Use rubber to remove parts of profile to show painting below
Accentuate outlines, eyes, lips, ear
Merge and crop
Add texture layer, in which I increased the contrast
Resize for web

Place: 5 out of 38
Avg (all users): 6.2955
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9412
Avg (non-participants): 6.5185
Views since voting: 628
Views during voting: 105
Votes: 44
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/17/2017 12:08:29 PM
You definitely are an artist. Mixing several of your skills into one result is such a great idea! I'm convinced this could be the start of fantastic series. I know I would love to see more in the future. Meanwhile, congrats on the nice finish and the fabulous concept!
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09/15/2017 06:38:21 PM
Congrats on the HM, Eniko. This is fabulous. I hope you hang it on your wall.
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09/15/2017 04:50:38 PM
Stunning result. Congrats
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09/15/2017 03:31:25 PM
Fabulous work, Eniko. Congrats on the HM.
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09/15/2017 12:03:21 PM
Great composition! I am sure the painting will become a family heirloom. Congrats on the HM.
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09/15/2017 08:15:09 AM
Great work both on the pic and your painting, love the mini-tut too. Congrats on the HM!
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09/15/2017 02:54:13 AM
Wow. Congrats not only on the HM but also on your painting skills!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/10/2017 01:20:07 PM
Like a painting. Beautiful.
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09/08/2017 04:31:51 AM
very well done the lines give this great strength 6
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