So I did this for the most recent CHOW, and while I like this (I got 5 votes instead of my usual 1 or 2 woot!), I always feel my finished pieces are missing something. They get stale, there's no punch. I'm really trying to move forward with my work but I always get this feeling at the end. I'd specifically like comments on rendering and color, as that is always what makes me end up hating what I'm working on. I really struggled to find any help on painting transparent cloth (just googling), so advice on that would be so helpful as well.
Right now I just look at this and wonder what I could have done to make the lighting more realistic/interesting, and how to achieve a painterly look while also not looking amateur, and whether my color choices were correct (I'm getting conflicting comments on it right now).
No comments on anatomy please, if only because I know I need to work on it and always am (and I am cringing at her back hand). It's the rendering process that kills my desire to see a work finished.
High res is at my website in the sig if you'd like.