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    Razorleaf - nice work. My suggestion would be to change the colour of the background so she stands out more, (apologies if this is just a wip thing and you're already on it). You could be really brave and throw in a mirror, so we can see her face!
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    Started a bit late, hope I have time to finish this. I'm trying to participate as much as possible to push myself

    Since Aphrodite essentially congealed from the dismembered genitals of Uranus, I wanted to depict something like "beauty without grace".
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    IntoTheVoid, I really hope you finish this one. I love that the seagulls are attacking your venus, and I really appreciate this fresh take on Aphrodite as a less glamorous goddess who was created from a relatively bawdy body part.

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    Aphrodite

    I hope you don't mind Dayle but I did a draw-over of your Aphrodite to help explain my comments.

    When a woman leans back on her elbows they have to be back far enough , not only to support her weight, but also for comfort. Yours are too far forward for a woman to 'naturally' pose this way.

    Also, between her upper stomach and her back is a narrow point but you can't forget the bottom of her rib cage. A man does not have this conclave but a woman does.

    And to take this pose a woman has to be able to comfortably balance her weight on her hips for support. This way she can lift her legs if she so chooses.

    I am a fan of deep contrast and lighting so I look forward to seeing this one finished.
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    Razorleaf - thanks for the explainations and reference images. I don't mind the paintovers, really useful. I think the pose doesn't convey what I want it too. She isn't supposed to look natural and relaxed, I was trying to get across an upward thrusting movement, as if she was breaking free of the sea and uses her elbows for leverage. This reference pose kinda shows what I wanted to get. I will look at the arms and try and improve, thanks again!
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    That explains it perfectly Dayle, my mistake. Yes, I can see now how she appears to be rising from the sea.
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    Finals thread up.

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    Thanks kwshutt
    I'll do my best to finish this piece. Even if I can't make it in time, I'll at least put the final version in my sketchbook.
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    I'll try to end this, at time.
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    I found it hard to cast my vote this week because ‘every’ image was so very good.

    Kwshutt – I loved the way you had her lifted up by the waves, like an offering from the sea

    Sushy – I loved the way you offered a bold image but left your Aphrodite humble

    janubee – I loved your image because it was subtle and how you took a more contemporary route to conveying the theme of her rising from the sea

    limbox – I loved yours because of the anguish on her face, you used beauty but offset it with pain too.

    Dayle – I loved yours because you took a classic theme and gave it a fresh new look.

    Dreoilin – I loved yours because of how you incorporated Nature into your theme. The colors are soft and I feel drawn into the scene.

    JeiWo – I loved yours because not only is yours beautifully rendered but I like how your Aphrodite was thrust from the sea like an unwilling victim – beautiful but not under her own control.

    IntotheVoid – I loved yours because your took the theme of beauty of evolved it, as if to say that beauty was vulnerable too.
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    Oops, I forgot the poll was multiple choice

    Voted for JeiWo for the mood, but other favorites were Dreoilin for the subtle style, and kwshutt for personality and the classical pose. Though everyone brought something unique and interesting to the table
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