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this was nerve wrecking to paint. Still.. Feels pretty good to have it finished. I like how it turned out! Not sure whether I should put this under sci-fi or fantasy .-.

WIP: [link]

Face reference: [link]

Thank you all for your lovely comments and critques!


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:iconmassmurdurah:
Ok, Ok. so im sittin here. takin it all in....

Alright! so, overall, first glance, looks amazing. color, depth, flow, everything. great. She looks very real ane the expression is believable too. looks a little sassy, but a bit.. confused? like shes about to say "excuse me?!" haha.

If you widen your view and look int her eyes, shee looks like she is gaving into space... not really looking at anything. just a thought. literally.

Only problem i have w/ it is... in the top right corner. i see her hair just drift off into the abyss. the whole piece feels complete, yet up here (and a small space in the bottom right) its just flat and blank. I would like to see her hair bend around her head or fade smoothly.

The metal designs holding her hair look fantastic. they look like they are home-made, which is great. adds depth to it.. emotional depth. and the placement on her face compliments her features too. (as does her hair). great job w/ the shinies on them too. well placed and executed.

From a personal standpoint, not a critique sense, i like to see dark dones mixed in. for instance, in the back of her hair under her chin, i woulda like to see a much darker orangeie brown. i say that cuz the shadows cast by the metal are darker than the shadows cast by her own face/hair.

While talking about shadows... they are too... linear w/ their mother-shape. On a wavy hair structure they would bend and caress the flow of her hair. i mention this because once you realize the shadows appear to be on a flat surface, it takes you out of the "reality" of the painting. I realize that can be tough, especially on hair, but your extremely talented. Rather than being lazy, it seems you may have just overlooked this property. :) i forgive you!

Vision 5 stars: you took a simple stock photo and created a whole world with it simpl;y by adding a few creative elements.

Orig 4 stars: used a reference, so you lose a point there, but changed pretty much everything. great interpretation.

Tech 5 stars: face looks smooth and full. hair looks flexible and sexy. the metal is shiny and i can see the craftsmanship (which is amazing btw). fantastic.

Impact 3.5: im tempted to rate higher, but the corners and the flat shadows tear me from this beautiful world you deviously constructed. dont get me wrong, its grace is unmatched, but the little things are the ones you gotta watch for.
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:heart: Excellent work! Its like you went from intermediate to professional overnight!

I think using the reference was a great boost for you here. Even the most experienced artists use references, so keep it up!

I agree with Murdurah about the corners. Instead of fading to the burgandy, try defining the edge of the hairline and making the backdrop a dark hazel green. This will bring your subject forward and give her more depth because its a nice complimentary colour to the orange-reds you've got throughout the piece. Like there's something going on around her.

As always, excellent work with the jewelry! I think the gems on her nose and lips could use a little more definition, but that's just nitpicky.

All in all, beautiful piece, excellent proportions and very interesting character. My favorite part is probably at her chin where you've got some subsurface scattering. I'm very excited to see this new direction in your art! :heart:
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prionkor Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Your work Featured here [link] . Please don't forget to share, tweet or comment on the site :)
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JenniferHealy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the feature! :hug:
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prionkor Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Your welcome :) appreciate your good work!
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iliumleather Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
holy hell that rocks
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kara800 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really wonderful!
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JenniferHealy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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kara800 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very welcome!!!!!!!!!! ^-^
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creativemikey Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
This has been featured here - [link]
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JenniferHealy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Tybaku Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Lovely work!
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JenniferHealy Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Tybaku Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome. :)
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Jozura Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
very powerful gaze, well done
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist
Beautiful and dangerous. She looks like she wants to kill somebody. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, indeed.
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JenniferHealy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it :)
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massimunex Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
im in love with this picture. so much amazing detail. my only quarrel is with the vibrance of the eyes... its like the face of a princess with the eyes of a predator.
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JenniferHealy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it! I have a habit of mixing the ugly with the pretty.
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JeSullivan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
I'm just loving your art, you are so talented. Keep up the good art.
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dabandey Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Mesmerising.
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ErebusRed Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Great characterisation!
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brandrificus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
:wave:This Fantasticaly festive deviation has been featured here [link] :worship:
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FrozenStarRo Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there! :wave:
Your work is featured in my journal. If it bothers you in any way, let me know and I will remove it.
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JenniferHealy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aw thank you so very much!
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Valedhelven Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
:nana: Featured in my Journal! [link] ...and don't try to stop me from doing it again sometime... :mwahaha:
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JenniferHealy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh wow thank you! Sorry for the late reply X_x
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Valedhelven Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
:iconmypleasuresignplz: You're very welcome, sweetie :D
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Raven-Raspera Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing! I don't know what else to say.
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JenniferHealy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured in my delicious, new journal I got CURVES!!
Hope you like it :) :hug:
Enjoy!!!
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JenniferHealy Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh wow thank you!
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most welcome :D
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GOTYCKI Featured By Owner May 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
!
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JenniferHealy Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
.-.
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TwistedHearts Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!! :)

I really appreciate all the support these past few months and llamas I've received over the past few weeks!! Thank you so much!!
I have featured you in my journal as a small "Thank You" :).

I hope you have a lovely rest of the weekend! :tighthug:
-Victoria
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JenniferHealy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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TwistedHearts Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug:
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SynGT Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has been featured here [link] . Be sure to +fav the article!
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serbus Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
*dances* Yay for green background!
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Very neat jewelry design, great portrait. I also agree with =serbus, a little complimentary green would enhance it.
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unmerwe Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
impressive!
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PureImaginati0n Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
o.o I like all of it. The hair, the detail. Marvelous.

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FairyGodfather Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Excellent work with this one, you have far more patience than i do! lol
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musicofthenight1 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010   Photographer
Great job! I really like how you did the hair, and eyes.
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JAMsEye Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm no one yet to criticize this beautiful piece of art as I'm still far from that level. I would have gone crazy too, IMHO :) . All I can tell is my admiration.
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satishverma Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work.
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theyellowfury Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
I'm only awake an hour but that's the coolst thing I've seen all day. It'll take some beating too. Great work.
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful job !
Really breathtaking and unique palette !
i love it :love:
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goodgirl4 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Student Filmographer
Well, since I can't write an "official" critique, an ordinary comment will have to do. First off, I love your composition and that hair! I'd kill to paint hair like that! (or have it, for that matter~) I like how many colors you used to give depth and realism with a surreal flair. Also, the strands look good and flowing and the curls by the side of her face look gorgeous. The metal looks very good also. However, the curves are not very smooth. This may be the intended effect, which is fine. If it wasn't, try painting in bigger strokes. Are you using a tablet or a mouse? Mice are very hard to do smooth curves with. The scallops of gold-ish metal are also uneven. Again, this was probably intentional, but it stuck out to me. While your skin painting is lovely, something about the face seemed odd to me. Looking at you reference, the oddness lessened. The face is at a very strange angle. It seems to be a 3/4 view, seen while looking downwards, which compresses the face. However, had I at looked at the reference, I would have assumed your facial anatomy was off. Next time, I would choose a slightly more standard view, because the odd viewpoint distracts somewhat from your lovely painting. But that's really just a minor quibble. Only a few more things, I promise! The stones? on her lips and nose look very flat. If this was what you intended, fine. It just seems like they could look more round, however impractical that would be for eating. More importantly, they don't seem centered. They would be more tilted and less perfectly round if they were actually centered on her face. I only noticed because I was doing an in-depth analysis, though. You have a nice and consistent light source. The only thing is, its very bright-looking compared to the softness of the shadows on he face. I think they would be more distinct and that her neck would be darker. With the softness of the other shadows, the shadows under her lip and coming from her nose to the far cheek look too dark. Finally, her pupils don't look quite centered, but I could be wrong. Anyway, those minor quibbles aside, this picture is lovely.
5/5 in Vision
4.5/5 in Originality
4/5 in Technique
6/5 in Impact (a benefit of comment critique is killing the grading scale :D)
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ArtzIGOR Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing post
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Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice work! beautifully painted and such nice rich colours to it :)
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