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    marie antoinette

    hey guys, I'd love some feedback on my CHOW piece. please rip it apart, i'm pretty frustrated with how it's turning out, ie. lighting, values, color, perspective, form, composition...ughghh

    thanks in advanced

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    For something like this its important to focus on the mood of the character. She was a little self absorbed, living that way while so many people starved and suffered. Try for something that reveals her self in the pose. Right now the arms are a bit awkward and the breasts are in a weird position for her body.

    The palace and her surroundings should be opulent, I would go for as many different types of surfaces as you can handle, silk, cloth, velvet, lace. Look at some 19th century court paintings for inspiration

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    I feel like the lower-half of the dress is looking awkward right now.. It almost looks like she's bending in half there to lay down across the bed, but that would be anatomically impossible because the bend would be occurring in the middle of her thigh. I'd smooth the angle that the dress is splaying out some and I think it will help things look a little more natural/comfortable.

    One other thing I'm noticing (in addition to what's been said by dpaint already) is that it almost looks like she's floating over the bed (at the level of the pillow she's resting her elbows on) - Her spine should have more of a curve to indicate that the pillow is raising up her front half slightly and then her body slopes back down onto the bed at a different level. I would also add a darker shadow to help ground her better on the bed.

    I think this is coming out fairly nicely. Keep at it! ^_^

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