Critique by Sammacha
Wow, it looks like you have been working really hard on improving your style. I love the pose and the atmosphere of this image.
What do you like about this image?
I love the atmosphere that has been created, a dreary night club or late night cafe (thats what came to my mind). The pose appears very natural as do the colours. I think the way you did the blending worked really well.
Great job on the foreshortening, I don’t see anything odd about the anatomy here.
Is there something you don’t like?
I can’t really say that there is something I don’t like about this image overall. I was wondering what the black brush strike on the right was though. I’m not sure if its meant to be more blended. It just sort of stands out as a little odd to me.
What do you think the artist can improve upon? Suggestions?
Ok, this is a hard one for me. I think that you are much more advanced in this kind of painting style and lighting then I am but here goes.
It is my opinion that there could be just a touch of pink on the smoke on the right. It looks to me like it is lite up by another source but because smoke is not flat, perhaps a teeny bit of pink glow.
I would also suggest going a little darker on the lighter colours of her clothing. the green gets quite dark (near to black) but the white only fades into a light grey. I think you can really push your lights and dark’s a lot more without drowning out the details or colours.
i also suggest a little more feathering on a few of the colouring transitions. The sleeve on her left arm for instance. The transition from white to green is really quite harsh.
I might add a little more highlight on the earrings.
I’ll try to show you want I mean
Overall I love the picture.
Overall Composition :