Another nice rendering/trace painting, but again, the edges are very bothersome. It reminds me of those ol' glamour high school photos, where everything is ultra "glowy" and everything has smooth baby's ass edge to it.
-I often post from my phone; so please excuse the typos
im doing a study of this image - and i have to say that its definatly colour picked and traced. have a real go at this from scratch pal so we can see what level your at. cus you wont learn anything from this.
the problem here is that this looks exactly like what i suspect it is, a traced and colourpicked photo.
What you end up with is a bad copy and very little in terms of development of your own talents. Really, with all the best intentions in mind if you want to get better at drawing and painting digitally; Stop doing this.
I sure would like to see a step by step process of this work. Do you have any screen shots of it being made? Or maybe you have a sketchbook here? I am interested in how you work.
Overall the proportions and such are right on but the canvas look is detracting from the piece as there is no uniform canvas over the woman's face. As it is, it's coming off as a filtered photo because of the way the woman looks cut from the background. I am not saying that it is, just that it is coming off that way. Perhaps some bigger strokes and more artistry could make the piece look more interesting.
Based on what the thumbnail version looked like, I though I would like it better, so I'm sorry to say I was a little disappointed. Let's just say that I find the textures to be underwhelming, but at least I do appreciate that you put some time and work into it.
dude what are you trying to achieve here? your gaining nothing from this. do yourself a favour and start painting by observing. dont even have the photo open photoshop, have it open in another image window. so then you wont be tempted to trace and colour pick. inless you dont want to, then deviant art is more what your looking for.