With that, lets get right into the task results.
TOP PHOTO; RockinEllee
Kirsten: I think this looks good, and it's got such a different atmosphere to your usual graphics. Although overall I think a few areas could use work on shading, I think the jacket just seems a bit chunky to me, but I don't think it's too much of a big deal. The whole piece flows nicely, and I think the combination of everything works well, well done =) 6.5/10
Kasey: When is this magazine coming out? this makes me excited! This is a great, simple spoiler and it really shows a theme. It's kinda dark, modern grunge with a fashionable twist and I admire how you made me automatically think of those words! I don't really think the hair suits this graphic and while it's okay, I really would of loved to seen something complex to balance out the simple jacket. I'd also like to mention that you should practice on hair strands. It's important to not only highlight where the light hits, but show where the shadows are and you can use high lights to demonstrate that:) The shadows are a little off, but still, fantastic job as always! I commend you for a great graphic:) 8/10!
GRAPHIC'S SCORE: 21.5/30
OVERALL SCORE: 108/160
SECOND PLACE; Hollyoaksrocks*
Kirsten: This definitely looks really classy and quite like a real advertisement! With the graphic I like the glitter, but you should have used more, it would have looked great! I think there's something about the hair though, I just feel it doesn't really fit, like a longer flowing style would have suited better. I'm not sure if it's just me, but the face and body look slightly different colours, it's just something that's important to be careful of. I think the overall presentation is pretty good, but I think it would have been better with just "Sephora" across the top, the "Dream Young Foundation", the makeup at the side and the text at the bottom don't quite fit for me, it almost maybe seems a little cluttered. Good job overall though =) 6.5/10
Kasey: Lordy, Lordy, Lordy, what have we here? Well...I can say for a fact it's Khol's graphic. Because she IS THE MODEL! Now we've been over this many times and I'd like to point out that I know of at least 5 times this has been said. Stop Using You Face or a Likeness to It! You're costing yourself points of because it's showing us you can't go outside the box you made for yourself! I'd really love to see something extreme from you because you've been playing it safe for the whole competition and it's not something to be proud of. Okay, now onto the graphic. This is a very nice advertisement. It's different from the others because it isn't magazine based, but stardoll based. The model has very nice hair and I'm proud of you for it! Shading could use some work, like making it realistic? I don't want to say the image looks bad, but crowded. It has a bit too much going on, what with the sparkles, the body glitter, the etc....Just a bit too much for me. Even though this is a makeup advertisement, there is no foundation or blush on her face. I'm honestly not sure how I feel about that, but okay... Good job this week! 6.5/10
GRAPHIC'S SCORE: 20/30
OVERALL SCORE: 114.5/160
THIRD PLACE; Lip0
Kirsten: Hmmm, I'm not really a fan of this piece of work. It is pretty eyecatching with the bright colours so it would definitely draw people into it, but I think the graphic could use work. The hair is ok, you've clearly spent time on it, but to me it doesn't look like much time was spent on the skin or the clothing. 4/10
Kasey: I'm just gonna come out and say it...I have no idea what the large white "letters" say. I'm sorry but it's a bit too big and the font is super hard to read. I've also got to talk about your shading. When you have a model with dark hair or a dark background, you need to shade heavier. Black, I'd like to believe, takes the warmth and darkness and gathers it into the main source or a larger darker piece in the graphic. But if you have a larger amount of black, like the shading, you stop the black from contrasting the skin so much. Though I noticed on a comment you posted earlier this week, that shading darker is worse, I'd like to point out that some of the best graphics have been shaded dark. With that being said, the shading on the face is also lightened and doesn't look very nice. The hair, for being dark, is quite good, but needs work. I don't really like the background much due to the fact that Tie-Dye can look cheap sometimes, but here, it doesn't look bad, but also doesn't look good:P Sorry if it's harsh, but me being soft will get you no-where. 6.5/10
GRAPHIC'S SCORE: 16/30
OVERALL SCORE: 104.5/160
This week no one is eliminated because Marie has left the competition due to personal reasons. Each contestant has their fair share of work set out for them to reach the final two!
Task six will be posted soon!