View Full Version : Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon
14th Nov 2010, 8:18 PM
I hope these are good photos, because my photoshop isn't working, so i can't "combine" the two photo's of each royal, sorry! I need lots of help with Catherine's nose and skin color. And henry needs general help. please critique! :jest:
15th Nov 2010, 1:12 AM
You chose a pretty tough Henry source picture to work from, but I guess there's no better portrait of him at this age? Anyway, a few things I think could make your sim look better:
- Higher cheekbones
- Bring the whole nose up
- Shorter mouth
- Pull the chin in a little
- darker eyes
Your sim generally looks too pretty at the moment. The biggest problem here is the lack of a proper source image. But perhaps you manage to make it work :)
- Shorter forehead
- darker hair and eyes
- face rounder and chubbier
- Chin shorter and rounder
- Upper lip thinner
Try using/making a nosemask for her, since you can't get that shape just by sculpting (a really cute nose she has!). As for the skintone, I just usually try a dozen of different ones until it seems right.
Overall, it looks like a good start :)
15th Nov 2010, 1:27 AM
Thanks for the good reply! I want henry to look as he did in 1509, and thats the only one i can find BEFORE 1520. So, I'll have to make do with that one image. And for Catherine, I can't do nosemasks, I genuinley suck at making anything, much less texturing and such :/,
16th Nov 2010, 4:00 AM
So, I had to uninstall body shopp :/. So please bear with me :)
16th Nov 2010, 10:58 AM
Two things I see directly (for Catherine):
- Make her upper lip thinner
- she needs a rounder face. Try to widen her chin. On your sim's one is really getting pointed, like \ / but on Catherine it's not standing out.
I'm not quiet sure about the eyes. For me they seem to far away from the eyebrows.
Maybe bigger pictures would help, in which you can see the face better.
16th Nov 2010, 8:30 PM
Thank you for the response! I ll thin the lip up some more and move the eyebrows up and do everything else! And for the picture quality is as best as it gets on my computer..sorry :(
17th Nov 2010, 2:02 AM
New Catherine! http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv65/TylerS123/CatherineAragon.jpg
24th Nov 2010, 7:38 PM
Henrys chin is sticking out too much maybe pull it in more? Is there anyway to give Katherine the hooded eye look? Cant wait to see end results, I am a Tudor fanatic so looking forward to your project!
25th Nov 2010, 4:22 PM
Awh thank you!! :) I m right on it!
29th Nov 2010, 4:29 PM
http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv65/TylerS123/young-henry-viii.jpg http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv65/TylerS123/snapshot_19fd338b_f9fd37f9.jpg http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv65/TylerS123/CatherineAragon.jpg http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv65/TylerS123/snapshot_19fd338b_d9fd36b1.jpg. So I totally revamped Katharine...I dont know if it's for better or for worse. lol.
30th Nov 2010, 12:56 AM
I would try a nose mask for Cathrine. I think there is one for Sarah Michele Gellar that would look great.
I would make her mouth less smiley, by 1 or 2 clicks. The eyeshadow should be a more natural color with a mild liner. And by mild I mean almost not there. I will post some more suggestions tomorrow. Henry needs a lot of work, so you should finish her first and then start work on him.
30th Nov 2010, 1:53 AM
Okaayy, do you possibly have a link for the nose mask? I didn't even realize how un-natural the eye make-up looked. I m soo sorry!
30th Nov 2010, 9:39 AM
No need to apologize, thats why you post here after all.
Here is a good eyeshadow/lids for her:
There is a nose mask, I thought it was on MTS, but I guess not. But look at the nose on this skin, it is the same shape you want.
30th Nov 2010, 10:29 PM
Thank you! Thats perfect!! :D
4th Dec 2010, 4:31 PM
So i won't be uploading updates for awhile, I have a german exchange student so I m spending time with him! Sorry.
4th Dec 2010, 5:48 PM
Enjoy it. :) Spend much time with him and try to speak with him as much as possible!
I also had an exchange some time ago. Was great!
(Thanks for telling us, that you're "away")
4th Dec 2010, 5:52 PM
anytime!! I love his accent!! Haha, I can't wait to start simming again! I think Katharinas almost finished!
14th Dec 2010, 10:46 PM
15th Dec 2010, 12:18 AM
Chin up and rounder face for Catherine, maybe less wide eyes. It's hard to see what dress you're using but one of the dark red or black ones would be more matching: http://www.all-about-style.com/themes_tudor.html It also looks like she has brown hair brown eyes not blond hair blue eyes.
15th Dec 2010, 1:23 AM
Thats just a dark portrait scan..in real life the hair the portrait portrays an red haired, blue eyed teen. But I ll change the dress if it helps.
15th Dec 2010, 3:15 AM
Okay I do see the red hair after looking at other sources, I'll take your word for the blue eyes as I couldn't find that anywhere....
I found it interesting that she was anorexic, you learn something new everyday!
15th Dec 2010, 8:23 PM
She led such a tragic life! Shes such an admirable woman.
16th Dec 2010, 3:31 PM
ummmm - I don't mean to be rude or anything but isn't that Henry VII?
Oh wait no sorry - I looked the picture up. He looked very like his father then as a young man.
16th Dec 2010, 9:07 PM
Yes they do look alot alike!!! Is their any critiscms i can get without changing catherines dress!
18th Dec 2010, 5:14 PM
Changed her eyes, honestly I think she looks pretty good..any thoughts?
19th Dec 2010, 11:06 AM
Unfortunatly, the skin make her look too much like Sarah Michele Gellar, so maybe, after receiving permission from the skin creator, you can just use the nose shape and ditch the rest of the skin. I liked the first on better, it was more natural, less shiny, etc. If you can;t get permission, I would give it a shot and if that fails, then I would use this skin as a last resort.
19th Dec 2010, 12:53 PM
I think generally the sim face models in game give faces that are long and narrow and also they tend to have very large foreheads - in the portrait, Catherine has a much rounder face and if you look at your sim's forehead and compare, you can see that the distance between the portrait's eyebrows and her hairline is much shorter. Could you try pulling the face up? This might allow you to shorten the chin and make the face rounder.
Also, and this is something of a personal preference of mine, I think the eyes are too large. Again this is to do with the game models - basically Maxis were over-influenced by Anime/Manga and all that. As a result, and by default, the eyes on sims are proportionally too big. As I said, this is a personal preference of mine and so feel free to ignore me. I know a lot of people like the doe-eyed look (I think too big eyes look like boiled sweets and once you see it that way they always look revolting - but whatever). However, again, if you compare your sim to the portrait, the eyes are much smaller in proportion to the mouth and nose.
19th Dec 2010, 5:15 PM
Unfortunatley..I don't think I'll get permission, but I'll ask anyways. Even still..i m not sure how to make nosemasks, nor do I have the skills to make it, and I will gladly change the skin back and the eyes back, I simply thought the eyes are more realistic.
19th Dec 2010, 6:19 PM
20th Dec 2010, 1:27 AM
Proportionally, that's a much better match and that hair seems just right. I wonder if there's anything like that whacking great headdress available anywhere on the web? The only place I can think of for something like that would be All About Style.
20th Dec 2010, 1:44 AM
No..i Already looked X(. BTW, the line in the background is a halo..not part of her headress..Personally..I don't see much of a resemblence anymore.. :blink:
20th Dec 2010, 2:52 AM
Can you let me know which skin tone you are using? I may be able to make the nose mask for you.
20th Dec 2010, 3:28 AM
It's a good sim! You're getting much closer!
The suggestions I have is that you should make her eyes much smaller and her eyelids much much more prominent. Her eyes closer together as well. Also, making her face a little fatter wouldn't hurt. The lips should also be less thick, especially on the top.
I would also suggest getting rid of her eyelashes, as on the painting she does not appear to have much in the way of eyelashes.
20th Dec 2010, 3:47 AM
http://linna.modthesims.info/download.php?t=343332 I'm using soft..i think..lol..its the fairer one.
23rd Dec 2010, 12:49 AM
Update will come soon!! Sorry guys!
23rd Dec 2010, 6:42 PM
The only things i can see you should REALLY try to get the same are the smaller forehead and the rounder face But she looks great though! :gjob:
Can't wait to see the finished project.
I wouldn't be so bothered by the dress myself as if i want i can change that myself anyway. (when you upload it with us! :giggler: )
23rd Dec 2010, 9:23 PM
http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv65/TylerS123/snapshot_ba1f906c_9a1f913b.jpghttp://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv65/TylerS123/CatherineAragon.jpg Major Improvement!
27th Dec 2010, 9:33 AM
She is looking fantastic! Just pop a spanish hood on her and I think you could be away laughing!
27th Dec 2010, 2:48 PM
A spanish hood? Lol, i don't think thats avaliable on the sims, unless you mean the FRENCH hood..
27th Dec 2010, 10:38 PM
Yea, I tried and the nose mask thing didn;t work. Sorry, but I think she looks really good right now, without it.
Save a copy of this sim in case I am being an idiot.
-make her eyes 1-2 clicks less wide.
-Maybe move her entire face up 1 click
-Narrow the nose bridge 1-2 clicks.
-Make her lower lip a click plumper OR a click less pinched
Can you throw a maxis lipstick on her, a solid color one, just so I can see the true shape of her lips? Sometimes the natural ines have a feathered affect that make the lips smaller than they actually are.
Overall, she looks amazing, what an improvement!
27th Dec 2010, 11:49 PM
Will do! I can't wait to upload her guys!! I got other projects coming soon for you guys!
31st Dec 2010, 5:26 PM
31st Dec 2010, 10:29 PM
I think she is ready, she looks awesome!
1st Jan 2011, 12:21 AM
Will do!! XD
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