« on: January 13, 2015, 03:23:33 AM »
I simply find them terrible. They are too distracting and detract from the image too much. It simply looks like someone cut eyes out from a magazine and stuck them on some pictures.
afraid i agree with this.
as a side - are these popular now? i've seen these being peddled by the "housewife turned pro" (especially with kids shots) and the eyes are just too fake. in color, it is alien; as if in post a brush was used to lift eye color saturation to the extreme.
bottom line: kitsch.
that being said, these things are purely subjective. some people must love the look if they sell.
If you shoot soft bland images then heavy-handed post processing is your only salvation.
I remember being pretty weak with watercolors- so I'd just draw the eyes and mouth with a ball-point pen in my art class when I was a kid.
(which is not the case in OP's images- I am looking forward to the unprocessed version)