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Any critique or advice you have is greatly appreciated!
Things I've notice: It's way to blue, though that was somewhat intentional. Top middle portion of forehead is too flat. Lips look kind of twisted. Cheekbones protrude too far. Her left nostril makes her nose like it is head on. Her face feels too tall to me...
Here's the reference: http://www.moviepicturedb.com/picture/bf5c35e3
Thanks in advance!
My 1st snarky thought was "if you know what is wrong, go fix it, then ask for advice".
All facetiousness aside, this looks like you started to paint without a good drawing underneath it. And you are using opaque paint so even if you did have a drawing you'll lose it very quickly. I would really suggest restarting but with a solid drawing that gets the anatomy correct, then gets all the shadow planes correct. Post that underdrawing here for feedback, once it's as good as you can make it then transfer it to your board and start to lay in transparent layers of paint before moving on to more opaque paints.
Hope that helps
Easier to see where it's going wrong with some guidelines.
I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
Here's the under drawing. Somethings are better, some things are worse...
I didn't go back and fix those things because I didn't notice their extent until I saw the painting on a computer screen. I'll likely go back and work on this some more when I get the time, but I usual feel like I learn more by going ahead and starting a new piece.
Thanks for the advice on process from drawing to increasingly opaque paints! I have a (bad?) habit of painting quite opaquely from the beginning, and making changes by mixing the color I'm looking for and just painting over top.
Those guidelines are quite helpful! I'll have to remember to do that myself...
Here is a lovely tutorial that covers just so much it's amazing, shows the emphasis on the drawing, and thin to thick paints:
Thanks! That was a really helpful tutorial!