Monday, August 23, 2010

Preparing for the Big Day


A really really over due post for Austin Madison's CHADES Challenge. The theme was "hairdressers of the dead". I had a lot of fun with this picture! There's nothing like creepy crawly creatures to keep us ladies looking our best in the afterlife!

I'm starting to worry about the colors showing up on my cintiq vs. the regular monitor again. (The last color test I polled delt with colors that were applied mostly with my old tablet, then adjusted later via cintiq.) As per usual, colors on the cintiq are always so much more vibrant than the colors I see on my other screen. To combat this, I've been trying to up the saturation and mess with the levels a bit...but then I start wondering if the colors look blown out on anyone else's monitors.

Here's what the original image looks like without any tinkering:


Compared to the colors I see on my cintiq...my regular monitor makes the colors appear very dull and sad looking. But who knows? Maybe the colors seem a bit brighter for everyone else? Does the top image look too blown out?

Please let me know...once again! XD

9 comments:

  1. Hey I really like this the one on the top is more saturated which I like better thean the one bellow. Great work yeah I think austin kinda gave up on the chades challenge we will see I guess

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  2. the top isn't blown out. it looks great. :) p.s. i forgot to tell you, i loved your last post!

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  3. The top image looks great on my monitor. Very cool concept. It has a rather Hispanic vibe in the rendering of the skulls.

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  4. I hate being lame and providing crit but I think you should change the color of the girls leotard to red perhaps because it is blending with the inside of the coffin...but otherwise its awesome and she has a big butty lol.

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  5. Critique is welcome anytime! Thanks! XD

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  6. There is definitely a difference in the top and bottom, but I don't know that I would say one is better than the other. The top has a florescent/Corpse Bride feel, which I really dig, and for this picture adds to the undead/decomposed feel. But I don't think that the bottom looks bad. Quite the contrary. If you were going for a dustier, more withered and worn look, the bottom would probably be better.

    Both are very cool.

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  7. That sketch is absolutely awe inspiring. I'm a huge fan of day of the dead and i love they way you used the aesthetic.

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  8. Howdy Ms. Garland. Great job, and thanks for contributing! I love the idea of many little hair stylists. Reminds me of Cinderella and her mice.

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