You’re So picky about photos!
Recently I was told “You’re So picky about photos!” Yes, I am, but I am picky for a very good reason.
Without good photos, you won’t get a good result and I want you to have the very best work I can provide you with.
Below are some examples of the most common problems I come across with reference photos and a little explanation as to why they are difficult for me to use.
Filtered Photos are fun and can make you look super cute, but they can also create a nightmare for me to work with. This is why I specifically ask for unfiltered photos.
Take my sparkly bear ears for example. As adorable as they are, the ears themselves hide my natural hair line, which means that I would have to guess and probably create an overly large forehead.
The fake eyelashes add an instant glam to the photo but makes it impossible to see the natural lines of the eyes. If I get the eye shape wrong then it can throw off the look of the whole face.
This filter even alters the colour of the eyes. My eyes actually have blue, green and brown in them but in this photo they look predominately blue.
How smooth does my skin look? Which is great for hiding those pesky little blemishes, but it also blurs the faces natural lines, sometimes it even smudges the lines around the nose. For me the lines and shading around the nose are the trickiest, if I get the lines wrong you could end up with massive hooter instead of your normal nose. This example even makes it hard to see the shape of my lips because the colour is so close to my skin tone.