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Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 634
12-12-2012, 04:07 PM
Originally Posted by dom1941 View Post
Lol ok, I can see that, so sorry for takeing the topic...anyways I PERSONALY like the Vulcan because she looks EXACTLY like my main character...with out that uniform though...
Hey, I have no trouble with I said, I'm enjoying the discussion.

But, let's get this train back on the rails, shall we?

I spent exactly six minutes and 47 seconds in Photoshop...a VERY quick and dirty edit, using the largest size wallpaper as a base.

Here's a cropped and downsized clip of the original, with the 'thousand-yard stare' looking right at the camera:

Now here's the quick and dirty edit, making her look where she's firing. That is the ONLY change I made:

See the difference? Just that minor change makes her look infinitely more proficient. Sure, she still looks like she's going to cry, and she's still falling on her face...but by the gods, she IS going to hit what she's aiming at, because she's ACTUALLY AIMING!

So, what have we learned, cats and kittens? One of the primary rules of art: Unless you're doing a portrait, your subject should NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE 'CAMERA'.

Seriously...that's basic art class.