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gorgeous, but the perspective on some of the fretwire is out of whack ( they should be parallel, but they kinda wobble) i love the way you've painted her skirt, and your anatomy ain't too shabby either. the use of shadow really picks out the muscle groups of the subject, especially on the left arm (her left arm), which only serves to make the figure seem more alive. keep up the good work
if you're trying to do photorealism, this really needs some work. the guitar lacks volume, especially in the arm, and the folds in the skirt look really awkward. also, the index finger seems to be quite out of place O_o the shadows in face, and the arms, however, came out kinda good
Everything they said about the guitar is true. The frets and the lack of strings and everything. Also, her playing arm is very manly & detatched, like it belongs to someone else & was just placed in the picture. Other than that the coloring is very nice and I love the fabric on the dress.
This is beautiful. The colors and style remind me a bit of southwestern folk art (which I love). One thing I might suggest, though, is adding some strings to the guitar. One thing you might try for an added effect is using real thread. Sometimes when I paint, and after the canvas is dry, I'll go back with threads or yarn and put clear-glue it to the canvas. It creates an unique texture.
this is a really striking piece. i love the shadowing in the dress and the folds look realistic. the physique is beautifully done. my only question is the sense of space. where is she? is she sitting infront of a building or is the backdrop merely there to fill space. if she is outside it may be worth it to hint at that element. maybe by adding a portion of a window frame. but hey thats just me.. overall nicely done
I don't know, this just looks too Sargentesque - straight out of the nineteenth century. There are so many paintings like this it's hard to look at them seriously. I would have given it something to make it more modern, or made it more personal somehow.
There are few technical problems too - the frets on the guitar look like they are diagonal across the fret board, and not even consistently so. Your reference photo doesn't show anything of the sort, so unless you've replaced the reference photo's guitar with a sort I don't know about, that's some pretty sloppy drawing.
The whole surface looks unfinished in a bad way - you know, I'm not against sketchy sorts of painting, but the level of finish is distractingly inconsistent. For example, the brushstrokes in the background rather obviously changes direction near her face, but not so near that you get any nice effect from it. The dress on the other hand is somewhat overworked and looks more like it's made of wood, rather than light fabric.
I don't know, it's sort of a shame this got DD, you've got much better stuff in your gallery.