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    Hi everyone. I would love some critique/opinions on what I have so far. It's preliminary so I can change just about anything.

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    Interesting idea, but the first thing that strikes me is she looks really bored, and that's not very interesting to look at. Second, below her neck everything looks very flat and without form. Why?

    In the background, what is that black shape? A tree? Some of your smaller branches are coming down at an angle that doesn't make sense to me. I also don't like the tangent of the trunk coming right into her black head.

    Did you base this off a photograph that only had the face? It feels like it. I would get a better photo reference with a more interesting expression and that includes the body.

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    It looks like you've drawn the face and possibly the body off a photo, but hastily ad libbed everything else. Bird wings have distinct structure and anatomy too, you know.

    Technique-wise, you are scribbling a lot and your lines are "hairy". I recommend to sketch on paper, not on a tablet; tablet makes everything unnecessarily difficult. Work on getting a good flowing line in pencil.

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    There's a stylistic clash here. The basic concept, wings, tree, crown, etc, are very stylized and iconic, but the figure is overly specific. You need better reference, and to learn how to tailor your use of ref to the kind of image you're making.


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