from robertwallis/Robert (12,866)
on January 18, 2012 12:13:17 AM CST
The 1TU is for the good effort in attempting this. In a way, it's a spoof of the "shapely chick in the wind" shot that has become a cliche.
Unfortunately where this one fails, and fails badly I might add, is the low contrast gray on gray working of the image. What really bothers me, and I find this part repellant, is the way the guy's chest has turned out. He's a hairy guy, no doubt about it, but the low contrast and muddy shadows have turned his chest into something out of a horror flick. I look at the guy's ribcage and the way the matted hair makes the chest appear to recede, it's like something has burned out the top of his chest and the top inch or two of flesh has ben removed with a charred surface left behind. I have trouble getting past that, and this would warrant a 2TD in my opinion.
The face is in deep shadow and the eyes look very strange indeed. This can be salvaged, and it will probably be counter to what your original intention was. Open up the shadows, dodge or do ssomething to his chest, work on the sheet to bring out more texture and edge definition, and punch up the blasted contrast on this.