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behind the smile. by JeanFan behind the smile. by JeanFan
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Blind and mute. You nod and agree.
You'll fake it until you make it.


Tutorials and Resources
- Take self-portraits: [link]
- DIY backdrops: [link]
- Grunge detail extraction: [link]

Materials and Methods
Nikon D80 + 50mm F1.8 Nikkor + IR remote + 2 second timer so I could use both hands. Dark brown fabric hung in the background with tape. 88 shots to get the composition right. Black eye liner to draw the eyes and smile. It's been awhile since I last drew on myself for a photo; I forgot how hard drawing on uneven surfaces with my non-dominant hand was :lol: GIMP for post editing. Grunge detail extraction protocol. More curves to tweak contrast and colors.

Additional Comments
Redoing a really old concept. Interpret as you wish.

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:iconmoose-of-pulchritude:
Moose-Of-Pulchritude Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
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:iconyogoyogoy:
yogoyogoy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Love it!
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:iconcr2o3:
Cr2O3 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
this would be the awesomenest if it werent her/his hands, but someones elses!!

looks good nonetheless
:)
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:iconthethirdtwinwins:
TheThirdTwinWins Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Fantastic concept...
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:iconultra-maniac-lover:
ultra-maniac-lover Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats awesome!
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:iconxenfea:
Xenfea Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thought invoking! Love it :)
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:iconcrumbledwings:
CrumbledWings Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Hey i think that this is awesome and that is it perfect fit the cover for a poem i wrote. I used it as a cover and definitely gave credit and a link Hope u don't mind and i love the photo
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:iconblindkit:
Blindkit Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Love it! :D
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:iconblueumbrellagirl:
BlueUmbrellaGirl Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
great message and idea
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YouMakesMeBeautiful Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Photographer
Your beautiful photo is featured here [link] :heart:
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Hetalia-Bubble Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Wow! Thats really unique! It's brilliant!:)
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MovesLikeFam0us Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Photographer
Featured [link] :heart:
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:icontheodesigns:
TheoDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Very creative!
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:iconaxeltakahashiviii:
AxelTakahashiVIII Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
.....love it.....
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:iconrareflower3377:
rareflower3377 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
I wish I was half as creative as you are. :)
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TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave:
This has been featured here: [link]
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:iconcodywilliam:
CodyWilliam Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so awesome :D
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:iconbhyde:
bHYde Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011   Digital Artist
I don't know how to put it, the lighting, contrast in it... ahh I really love it! Great work!
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Animegottalive Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
i like this
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:iconalcrd119:
alcrd119 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's just awsome idea!
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:iconahsae:
ahsae Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
powerful
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AngelofAngels666 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
this is very clever. its an amazing photo
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:iconstcookiie14:
stcookiie14 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
This is very wonderful although it would have even looked great if there was a tear running down one of the eyes.
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:iconmollynprecious:
mollynprecious Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Behind my smile is a sad girl who just needs someone to care ...
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:iconfotofishberlin:
fotofishBerlin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Thank you, what a great idea in this pic but it make my also thoughtfully :O_o:
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LastRainShadow Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Very good!
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daftviz Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Love it :)
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Pemphredo Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there :)
You've been featured here:
[link]
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StreetWalker7 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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:iconabdohad:
AbdoHad Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing job !!
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:iconairshipkronos:
AirshipKronos Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
This makes me feel very sad but very happy to see it portrayed so visually.
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:iconpoisonouspoetry:
PoisonousPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Like, love, adore or.. I dunno, it's just a really good picture with a great consept!
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:iconleciec:
leciec Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Wonderful :lol:
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:iconangelita14:
Angelita14 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
wow .. amazing
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:icongerardus93:
Gerardus93 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Daaaaaaaaaaaaamn I love it !!
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live4ever23 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
[link] featured :D
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:iconmmmmeow:
MMMMEOW Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Thats so clever!!! lovely and true ~
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:iconklefer:
klefer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011   Photographer
DOPE IDEA!
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:iconcentaurriyl:
Centaurriyl Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
I like that you took the time to think that the person would be struggling and made the face pink, and made the nexck muscles tence. It seems like an easily lookoverable part.
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:iconpurpledazzle:
purpledazzle Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
brilliant!
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:iconmrmonkey1980:
mrmonkey1980 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Very cool. Your work continues to amaze me :)
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XxInvaderGirTacosxX Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
lol this iss amazingg(:
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username-N-password Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
great
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semi-legal-alien17 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
really amazing ..
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:iconthetheresa:
thetheresa Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
oh, very good idea and a great photo :>
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:iconbadrun:
badrun Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice...like this :D
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:icontwinkie101:
Twinkie101 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student
I love the concept, and the setup is both intriguing and honestly, kinda creepy.
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:icongbbroken:
gbbroken Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
This is an amazing picture. I love the creative spirit in it. It's one of those things that is right in front of you're face but never thought it up. Very nice.
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:iconelfimis:
Elfimis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
LOL, super hilarious!!!!
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:iconr1bcage:
R1bcage Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
i love it, makes me smile every time i look at it :)
Wouldnt that be a funny tattoo to get...:D
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