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Unfamiliar Reflection II by lessthanhuman Unfamiliar Reflection II by lessthanhuman
This piece was recently commissioned by *LadyJazyman. She requested something similar to Cat Change I and provided a variety of stock images for me to work with. I ended up choosing to work with a wonderful shot of the model looking in the mirror similar to Unfamiliar Reflection.

I had a lot of fun with this piece. The model's expression was perfect and her features were very easy to work with. I really felt like I was manipulating two people in this particular photo. I wanted to make sure that the changes I made to the model's reflection matched the changes actually happening to her. The biggest challenge for me was the ear in the foreground. That particular perspective is very difficult when trying to make an ear look pointed. I am, however, happy with how it turned out.

The model's eyes are larger and more almond shaped. Her irises are now green and her pupils are cat-like. The bridge of her nose is wider and the tip of her nose is flatter, pinker and has a rough texture on it (although that may be difficult to see at this resolution). Her ears are pointed. Hairs and whiskers are growing on her cheeks, upper lip, and eyebrows.

I also made changes to the model's hands. Claws are growing from each of her fingers and her thumb has grown short and stubby.

The stock image was provided by .

Done using photoshop 7.0.

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:iconwillfried59:
willfried59 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
so great!
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:iconcmanuel1:
Cmanuel1 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Whoa! Is that even real?!
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:iconjackiegirl521:
Jackiegirl521 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Your attention to detail, together with the changes, make your art so real!
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:iconrad-pax:
Rad-Pax Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
trppy
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:iconcharinamol:
charinamol Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
I put that image in my in my imagems
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:iconkust0r:
Kust0r Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
nice one
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconchiron178:
Chiron178 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know why but she reminds me Arwen from LotR
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Not the ears huh?
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:icongrykus:
Grykus Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
If I were to give you a shot... would you cost me if you made it into a cat?
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:iconmaxthespaztastick:
MaxTheSpaztastick Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008   Writer
SO. FREAKING. COOL.

I've always thought transformation was a really interesting concept.. just the thought of having to adjust to life as something or someone else has always fascinated me. So many creative possibilities. It's amazing how realistic you've made this look.. and her expression as she sees herself changing is just perfect! You're now one of my favourite artists on here.
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment!
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:iconmaxthespaztastick:
MaxTheSpaztastick Featured By Owner May 9, 2008   Writer
You're welcome ^^
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:iconaemiliamcmorbid:
AemiliaMcMorbid Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It still is creepy browsing through dA and seeing pics of your cousin. Just ran into this one again :D
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Not my cousin. Someone else's cousin.
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:iconaemiliamcmorbid:
AemiliaMcMorbid Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
my cousin! lol
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:iconanorya:
Anorya Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I also love this one... It is really incredible what you can do on the computer… :D
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
It certainly is!
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:icondelinkin:
delinkin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
hahahaha!
it's great! :)
congratulations :D
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsmudgestick:
smudgestick Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
not quite as good as the previous, although that might be because of the stud. also, the whiskers don't quite look right. as usual, the nose is amazing, the eyes look authentic, and the ears are just right. the best bit is, without a doubt, the stubby hand and the curvy nails. please make another!
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
The expression isn't quite the same as the previous one. I'm glad you like the edits though!
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:iconthecumhur:
thecumhur Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
super super super supers!!!!!!! :)
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsleepymei:
SleepyMei Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
well she looks shocked
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wouldn't you?
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:iconsleepymei:
SleepyMei Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
not really
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:iconastroboy81:
astroboy81 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
thats really cool!
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconoliverklohzoff:
OLIVERKLOHZOFF Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
Meow!
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:icondakanavar:
Dakanavar Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006
wow - freaky! it's so intense... her ears are great!
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnarcoticmuse:
narcoticmuse Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
you do these so well! they must take you forever to do.
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yes, they do take quite a bit of time!
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:iconryua:
Ryua Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful job! That's really an excellent manipulation... I think I'm in love with your gallery now!
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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PerpetualPunster Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006
Finding this image was quite a "what the hell??" moment for me. But I have to say that it's very well executed and the subitly is beautiful. I'm generally not a fan of digitally alterted photos (outside of the type of effects that one can achive in a darkroom) but your work is very innovative and well executed, with this particular image being the one that struck me the most.
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the comment! I'm happy that you enjoy my bizarre photoshop work!
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:iconperpetualpunster:
PerpetualPunster Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
"bizarre"? I've seen bizarre, and your work, while is not "mainstream", is by no means "bizzare." I'd use "leading edge" or "emergent style" long before I'd use "bizzare" to describe your artistry. :-)
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
"Emergent style" sounds good to me!
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DementiaIncarnate Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
Actually, this just suddenly reminded me of a short story of mine about a man with massive hippocampal damage... Every morning, he wakes up, looks in the mirror, and doesn't recognize his own face. Of course, I've got more stories about transformation that this should remind me of more, but the particular shock was what got to me.
By the way, while I'm here rambling, your work is wonderful. I'm a big fan of transformation in any media (unfortunately, none of the transformation stories I've written have been typed up), and you capture it wonderfully. I'm too awed to comment on most of your work, unfortunately... I get intimidated by such skill.
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it!
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:icondementiaincarnate:
DementiaIncarnate Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
You're very welcome. :D
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:iconkermityoung:
KermitYoung Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
a masterpiece from a master artist. your photoshop skills border on the line of godliness.
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
That's nice of you to say...but I'm really not that good.
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:iconnycterisa:
NycterisA Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
There is so much great emotion in that picture!
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Emotion is the key to a good transformation I think!
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:iconaizxana:
Aizxana Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2006   Digital Artist
This is sooo cool! I love the expression, and it all looks frightingly realistic. Great job with matching the 'real' changes with the reflection.
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:iconlessthanhuman:
lessthanhuman Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. The mirror part was a bit tricky but it seems to have worked.

I enjoyed your gallery very much by the way :)
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:iconinferna:
Inferna Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006
Whoa, maybe I'm just weird but if I saw myself like that I'd probably welcome the change :P Nice work as always!
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