Original vintage photo

This is my first attempt at colorizing a vintage photo (below), what do you think? I love the original photo party because of the fabulous hairstyles of the two women. One of the women is wearing a “peysuföt” (a traditional Icelandic Costume) and the other a Danish dress. The photo was taken sometime between 1900-1920.

I’m not overly happy with the finished picture, the skin tones don’t look particularly realistic to me, but hopefully that will come with practice. I think the woman on the left has turned out better than the women on the right, whose face has ended up looking a bit strange…

In fact my 7 year old has just looked at the picture over my shoulder and said ‘look at those ladies, they look weird’ *sigh* Has anyone got any colorizing tips?

Colorized vintage photo

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