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WIP. The first attempt to emboss the human face

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4 hours ago, Northmount said:

Really fantastic work.  Inspiring to us all.  I've only done a small amount of figure carving.  Will take me centuries to get to your level of accomplishment.

Tom

Thank you, Sir! :blush:

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4 hours ago, JLSleather said:

And there lies part of the talent... ONE thing to make " a portrait".  ANOTHER thing to make an accurate, recognizable representation of a specific person.  

AB → this looks great.. if I can ask... can we get a picture with some perspective?  I think it would help folks 'round here to see the EMBOSSING you did here, maybe make more sense to some folks (plus, for those of us who "get" it and would love to see it anyway).  You know -- like a pic taken ACROSS the carving to show the "topography" of it....

Thank you, Sir! :blush:
Unfortunately, I have already insert the work into the frame that prevents me make a photo that fully demonstrates embossing.
I am personally fascinated by how the facial expression changes when the angle of view changes. Perhaps that is why I like embossing so much.

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One thing I do that may help is I play with the contrast and exposure in my photo editor to ensure I can see all the details I want.  Sometimes detail is lost in photos and our brains filter the info to make the pic look correct.  In other words, we see what isn't there.  Photo editing allows that info to be printed and therefore transferred to the paper.

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7 hours ago, immiketoo said:

Yes, we shall see how the finish fares.  Hopefully you've found a solution.  As for your background, that's doubly impressive.  Ian more than happy to offer whatever help I can, but I doubt you'll need much in the future.  Stay in touch and we can talk about hair and eyebrows!

Mike, thank you so much!

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2 minutes ago, immiketoo said:

One thing I do that may help is I play with the contrast and exposure in my photo editor to ensure I can see all the details I want.  Sometimes detail is lost in photos and our brains filter the info to make the pic look correct.  In other words, we see what isn't there.  Photo editing allows that info to be printed and therefore transferred to the paper.

Thank you for advice, Mike! I'll try to play in the editor, as you described.

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1 hour ago, immiketoo said:

One thing I do that may help is I play with the contrast and exposure in my photo editor to ensure I can see all the details I want.  Sometimes detail is lost in photos and our brains filter the info to make the pic look correct.  In other words, we see what isn't there.  Photo editing allows that info to be printed and therefore transferred to the paper.

Mike, your advice really works great! In the photo I used, it helps especially well to look at hair and hairstyle.
Thanks again!

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My pleasure, sir.

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