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    Elf pin up

    An elf pin up, work in progress. Any comments and suggestions welcome.

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    It's awesome. If I had any suggestion, I'd say footwear would look cool here and balance out the armlets she's wearing. But whatever- this is really cool.

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    The arm is short, the legs are too big, you shouldnt cvover the brest so obviously. the green cloth on the pelvis looks like liquid, the ground is too flat

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    I think the foreshortening should look more convincing with a bit of background context... Finished I think, more or less, unless anyone can point out anything blazingly wrong.

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    Looks great! I like the tattoo.

    Her hair should have more form though. Right now it looks like it's just hanging straight down and not draping over her shoulders, collar and breasts. Could probably be fixed up easily with a slight nudge from the 'Liquefy' tool.

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    Droll.

    The legs are flat, and the feet are incorrect. There are subtle form definition errors everywhere, but the legs just leap at you. Don't "color" - sculpt the volume with the brush! Are you working from a photo?

    The hair would look much better if you define its mass and volume with just a suggestion of texture, rather than try to draw every strand.

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    What they mean about the foot thing: the foot on the right the arch is not long enough, the toes should point in slightly inward instead of outward.
    Her face has a lot more saturation and value range than the rest of her body. You should apply that to the rest of her of have her head match her body.
    The arm reaching behind: the upper arm is shaded as thought pressed against her ribs all down to the elbow, where it suddlenly points backwards and has the hand that far round. Put a bit more foreshortining on the upper arm and shade to show that it moves behind the body before the elbow.
    There's too much hair towards the ends, not enough tapering and shape. More blocking in and less every-strand-itis The paintover pretty much shows how the background should act.
    Look at some references to get an actual idea of where those foot muscles and bones are man. Your shading shows you lack understaning pf the form and are kind of just guessing where to shade (no offence intended).

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    Thanks all. Here is the piece with some of this advice born in mind...

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    This is clearly personal preference but, setting technical issues aside, what I feel would make the image better is some variation in color temperature and hue.

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    I think the changes really helped. Seeing the loincloth continue to the side of her makes it a lot more convincing. There are some dark outlines leftover from when you fixed it up, though, between her thighs, that could be blended more. Some darker tones here would also help since this area is in shadow under her calves. I think the anklet is a really nice touch, too.

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    Looking awesome, the first image looked a bit like she was splurging out a gush of green, quite disturbing!

    I do however think her ankles look too thick and her feet seem really chunky whereas the rest of her seems quite petite.

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    I think there needs to be more shadow on the grass, the grass underneath her seem to be too bright. The structure of her right ankle anatomy is a bit unclear, and this problem stands out mainly because it's the closest part of the picture.

    otherwise really like the mood of the piece. good luck!

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    Everything else seems good, but you should rethink that cloth between her legs. It looks like slime oozing out of her genitalia.

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    Another tweak, having narrowed the ankles and refined the green thing so it looks more like cloth and less like slime (which was not good).

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    Makes me want to go visit Lothlorien.

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