Originally Posted by Jonathon Watkins
There's some great work in there. The scary thing is that many folks seem to think that magazine photos are 'straight shots' and the people really look like that. There's something very depressing about people trying to attain perfect looks, when the people they are emulating don't look that good in reality. :?
Yeah, I have some mixed feelings about this. There's no doubt that some of these artists are masters at what they do, but I'm not all in favour of the practice in general. People, mainly women, get unreal expectations to live up to. Not only 16 y.o. stick-figure models, but digitally enhanced 16 y.o. stick-figure models.
It should also be said that some artists are alot less good. Take the gadget/chick-mag T3 for instance, where it's almost as if they want it to be obvious where they've done the touch-ups. Deepend cleavage, hightened chest and so on.