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Hoping someone can do for me what I can't do myself
If someone skilled at photo-manipulation has time on their hands and is feeling generous I would love someone to do me a manip (reasonably large) of Éowyn disguised as a Drow. Probably using the iconic picture of Éowyn practising with a sword with one hand on the flat of the blade. The idea is that she's used charcoal or soot on her skin and chalk-dust in her hair as the basis of the disguise; she's just going for effect at a distance, not trying to be good enough to pass close inspection. Ideally she would be wearing wrist-bracers but I could add those myself; I'm pretty good at super-imposing images but I can't for the life of me change skin colour on a picture.

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ningloreth From: ningloreth Date: April 16th, 2012 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have tried to disguise Legolas as a drow in the past & failed, but I'll have a go with Eowyn tonight and let you see how it turns out.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 16th, 2012 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Of course Legolas would have had to saw one foot three off his legs to pass as a male Drow; whereas in this scenario Éowyn is disguising herself as the second tallest living Drow, who is actually an inch taller than Éowyn, and the people she's trying to fool never saw the Drow up close - those who did get close to her died swiftly and messily.
ningloreth From: ningloreth Date: April 16th, 2012 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Though Legolas could have stuffed socks down the front of his jumper and pretended to be a really tall Drow.

I'm not sure if this is what you had in mind -- on the first one, I've just adjusted the lighting; on the second one, I've added some smudges. I've had to paint & soften the edges by hand, so if you do use them, don't blow them up too big!



speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 17th, 2012 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

I darkened it some more, and whitened her hair a bit too. I also did a version with Merry inserted but the lighting looks wrong on him

Darker_Eowyn

Eowyn&Merry

Edited at 2012-04-17 01:22 pm (UTC)
ningloreth From: ningloreth Date: April 17th, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, that looks more like a disguise. The lighting on Merry's face has the highlights and shadows in the right places -- maybe you could darken him a bit?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 17th, 2012 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now I'm tempted to write a passage into the story in which Legolas stuffs socks down his jumper, blacks up, and pretends to be Qilué Veladorn - even though it would make no sense whatsoever in the context of what's gone before.
ningloreth From: ningloreth Date: April 17th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
:-)
trepkos From: trepkos Date: April 16th, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
How are you today?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 16th, 2012 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
A little better, thanks. I can't see the abscess myself but the Wombat tells me that it was the size of a desktop mouse and now it's the size of a laptop mouse.
ellynn_ithilwen From: ellynn_ithilwen Date: April 20th, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
How about this:

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr41/ellin_elfica/eowyn1.jpg

Edited at 2012-04-20 04:47 pm (UTC)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 20th, 2012 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

Thank you! That's perfect.
ellynn_ithilwen From: ellynn_ithilwen Date: April 20th, 2012 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

I'm glad you like it! :)
And just ask if you need anything else. ;)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 22nd, 2012 04:48 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

If you could darken the skin of this girl
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews40/forbidden%20kingdom%20blu-ray/large/large%20FORBIDDEN%20KINGDOM%20blu-ray6.jpg

http://www.ize-stuff.com/picture/dvd/pics/fantasy/the_forbidden_kingdom/The%20Forbidden%20Kingdom-8.jpeg

in a similar way to the Éowyn one it would be wonderful. This would be to represent the real Cierre. Her eyes are amber yellow but I can pain that in, pixel by pixel, myself if necessary.

ellynn_ithilwen From: ellynn_ithilwen Date: April 22nd, 2012 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

On the second link there is a girl, but the first link leads me to the page with many advertisments, and that's all - there is no picture of any girl.

No problem, I'll do it. ;) I hope it's not urgent - I'll probably be quite busy today, but I can do it tomorrow. ;)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 22nd, 2012 10:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

I put the first one onto my own website.

http://www.speaker-to-customers.me.uk/images/ni_chang.jpg

It's not urgent at all - I intend to use it as the basis for a story banner, or else I'll send it to ningloreth to make a banner for me - she donated her banner-making skills to the raffle at WriterConUK and I won, but I haven't yet given her the material to work with. Just do it whenever suits you.
ellynn_ithilwen From: ellynn_ithilwen Date: April 22nd, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

Well, it turned out I had been more productive than I had expected, so I cooked lunch, did housecleaning, helped my husband with some things for his work (he often has to do over-time, even on weekends), AND I did the pictures for you. ;) If you want me to change anything, just ask.

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr41/ellin_elfica/drow1d.jpg

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr41/ellin_elfica/drow2c.jpg

Edit: I fixed the size of the second picture, and I have a question: do you want me to cut out the black parts above and bellow?

Edited at 2012-04-22 02:44 pm (UTC)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 22nd, 2012 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

Thank you so much! They're perfect. I can cut out the black parts myself.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: April 22nd, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

And now I've made it into an icon (crediting you). I added the necklace myself; I don't know if it would work full-size but shrunk down to 100 x 100 it seems okay.
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