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    I've been looking a lot at 18th century french portraits and fashion. I decided to take a stab at doing a similar piece myself and challenge myself to doing a piece that was a bit more in depth.. So far this is what I have. I would greatly appreciate comments and critiques. I'm still working on her dress,wig,and background.

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    For the face I'm using Australasian model Miranda Kerr. For the body and dress I've been looking at some classical paintings of Marie Antoinette and other fashions of french nobility around the late 1700's and early 1800's.

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    I can kind of see where you got it based on your model, but you should really try feminizing that chin/jaw area a little more. I'm getting a drag queen vibe from it. Making the eyebrows more slender and curved might help too.

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    I'm definitely not a portraitist, but here's what I observed

    Your model has a sort of heart shaped face
    Her brows are longer
    Her nose isn't hooked
    Her face is large (Which makes the choice of shaping her eye brows long more aesthetic)
    She's young, therefore you should limit the number of wrinkles created by her expression and make those who are inevitable more subtle.
    Her jaw is sort of pointy rather then squarish
    the inner corner of her eye is sort of pointy and well defined,
    You'll need some darker shades to really render her face plains convincingly

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    Cool thanks a lot for all the replies. I'm going to be working more on it this week!

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