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Portrait of Lord Lowenstein in Venice

Hi everyone,
I've always been a fan of old photos, they appear grungy, scratched, poorly detailed but for some reason I'm captured by the appeal they have.
Because the subject of my image is not a human being is kinda odd for us to view an image that our memory has always seen with people portrayed showing a creature instead. It's something like our memory that fights against something that is in front of our eyes right now and tells us that our memory is wrong... it's a bit difficult to explain, hope the image itself could deliver the effect I was looking for :D
The sculpt is a model I did the last week just for fun, started as a doodling with a sphere, then retopologized inside zb and heavy post worked on Photoshop. The image behind is a photo I take in Venice's Carnival 2009.
Don't know if I will rework it in future, but for now I call it done.
Comments and critiques are always welcome ;)

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Reader Comments (6)

Very realistic~!!
Great job~!

That sort of nose and those 4 weird teeth are really cool! Facinating how such an ugly monster is considered nice! Good job! very realistic

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLuca

ur nuts ::|

funny as hell though :)

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdevin platts

For some reason maybe its my Twighlight Zone affinity, but there is something very endearing about the way his eyes are. It affects the entire portrait. I want to see them as menacing, but something is missing and I get a sadder feeling.

June 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKel

Thank guys, I appreciate very much your kind comments!
Kel, you get the point and believe it or not your words sound to me like a precius confirmation... I mean, what you said is exactly what I wanted to achieve as "communication" between the viewer and the image; because it was so easy to get lost in the "monster" side of the subject and miss the emotion of the eye. Dunno if I really get this thing going on but that was the purpose and I had great fun working on this image :P
Thx again

June 5, 2009 | Registered CommenterLoden

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