Face It: A Visual Reference for Multi-ethnic Facial Modeling Paperback – 17 Apr 2013
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About the Author
Dr. Patricia Beckmann Wells, EdD., founder of Bunsella Studios, former head of training and artist development at both Dreamworks SKG and Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios.
Scott Wells, Senior Character Artist, Treyarch/Activision (Call of Duty: Black Ops II)
Top Customer Reviews
The photography is just awful - so dark, and everyone is shot against a black background.... talk about 'schoolboy error'! No balance/levels... what could have been brilliant in actuality merits a bona fide facepalm.
No matter what the skin tone - especially darker faces though - they entirely disappear into the background.
Some other useful and decent content, but as a facial, ethnic profile reference it falls flat on its face. If only I'd seen a 'parka' style flickthrough of this before ordering...
I bought this hoping it would be the perfect reference for portrait sculpting and study, but as soon as I opened it - large profile images in near darkness! Why? The information on offer is excellent and there are great skull reference photos but anything resembling dark skin is lost against a dark background with poor lighting.(The head measurements along side every model nearly makes up for it!)
It should definitely be on any artists reference shelf, but for the sake of a little tweak before going to print, should have been great.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The pictures are clear and sharp with many angles for each head (and there is a LOT of them!). Although, I regret the black and white choice. One of the key element when you talk about ethnicity is skin tones and I would have love to get a general break down for each ethnicity in term of color variations and shades. I'm yet to find a good book talking about this in detail! (Maybe for the V2.0?).
Good book overall, I was just expecting something a little bit more elaborate.
Still worth the price!
I greatly appreciate the variety of skulls included. The forensic data is fascinating, and provides insight to the characteristics portrayed. Each skull is also in full turn-around, which is tremendously helpful. I laughed a bit when I saw that the bald men had an extra photo attached, allowing me to see the back of the head/skull. Very nice touch.
The 3d tutorials are explicit and valuable. They provide real world comparison between models, and many photos. I have been able to follow along quite well. Actually, this has been more interesting for my traditional work.
The web site includes several photos from the book. This is helpful for the darker toned models so that you can see more detail.
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