this is my favorite piece of yours so far. but I have only started looking, so I'm not sure just yet. I love what I'm seeing so far, but I don't want to overload you with comments, so I'm only going to comment every now and again.
I think that she is very beautiful. her face is so soft and the colors around her are full of life and beauty that matches her very well. the scenery behind her doesn't overwhelm the picture, and I like that a lot. I hope I can one day use colors like this.
thank you very much <3~ i like this piece too, personally~~ but i keep thinking perhaps i should have made the branches a bit smaller...composition-wise, this one's not as great as it should be *sigh*, but thank you ^^
aws. Don't worry. a lot of artists are like that. they want to perfect their favorite pieces simply because they are their favorite pieces. I think that it is great though. can't wait to see more of your stuff!
Regarding the arm, if it's right for you then it's right for you no matter a consensus on other people's opinions. Sometimes if something felt fine for me I wouldn't change it. Art is meant to please the artist. They're the first and last person who's meant to be satisfied. I kind of like that instead of using a generic deciduous forest to portray the elf in, you picked a more swampy setting and after watching The Princess and the Frog, swamps have a magical meaning now, which I think you captured here. I would like to have seen some darker greens ranging close to black to accent with the bright light coming from back and also the fireflies light reflecting more but still a very great piece. Love the inclusion of the branches on her back to make her seem a vital part of the forest like every individual tree.
no, i'd totally have to agree, her arm is not too short, it's right where it should be for the angle her arm is at, i know i had some of the same problem with a picture i've been working on for a long time now. beautiful work btw...
Another fantastic work. You draw absolutely gorgeous women, and this figure is no exception. I love how you work a subtle blue motif through a predominantly green composition, with the only orange/pink tones coming from the figure's skin. It creates a beautiful mood and a powerful composition. Your color choices are definitely excellent. The subtle, ethereal blue glow enhances the mystical atmosphere, and your use of lighting is quite strong. I love the way you've rendered the foliage--it's quite a tricky task, but you do so effectively. As for the issue with her arm that I guess people have talked about, the reason her arm is perceived as short doesn't have to do with the length of her torso--it's a comparison primarily with her forearm, but in actuality, the height of the head should be roughly equivalent to the length of each of the two sections of the arm separately. So, if you measure from the bottom of her chin to the top of her head, it is actually longer than the length of the forearm, hence perceived incongruities, where the lenth of her forearm is in keeping with the height of her head. However, since she is a mystical being, artistic choice is allowed and one could note that slightly skewed proportions enhance the otherworldly presence of the figure. I like the balancing factor of the red-orange belt, and I especially like the way you mirrored the flow of her hair with the magical blue tendrils of light coming from her back. It is a little disconcerting to see a tree coming from her back, mostly because of the fact the skin actually mixes into it a ways--however, this creates a certain tension that is nice in its own way, and frankly I appreciate the fact that it creates such a striking image. I also like the fact that this girl is a little bit more... voluptuous? than many artworks in the fantasy genre; granted, not by much, but I find her all the more attractive for it. Oh, and I really appreciate the highlight effect you used on the trees to make them pop into the foreground. Very well done.
Wonderful work, always a pleasure to view your stuff.