As the suggester writes 3873 by ~solitudoaeternus "is beautifully flawless, minimalistic portraiture." I have to agree, the minimalism of this deviation is perfect and creates a delicate but also powerful photograph. (
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Wow this is a beautiful picture. What really attracted me to it was the way her eye makeup was done but now that I look at it, I love everything about it. The lighting, her face, her lipstick, her piercings and hair...her eyes are beautiful.
solitudoaeternusFeatured By OwnerAug 11, 2009Professional Photographer
Ok, the white balance in the RAW image was slightly off and that caused a shift in the color of the lipstick. The original color was meant to be aubergine, but the camera captured it as more of a dark red. In PS, I changed the color back to the natural one.
What may cause some confusion is the surface blur added later on. I may have been a bit rough with the masking of it.
Also, there was a burn/dodger layer for the lips alone, and that could also be the cause.