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    Red face First Illustration in 6 years, critique plz? In Progress

    This is my first illustration in 6 years. I'm trying to get back into fantasy art and not stop. It's about a middle aged South Korean woman who has been abandoned in a mystical Cambodian hell cave. This is a progress shot. Any suggestions? Thank you! :)
    This is my first illustration in 6 years. I'm trying to get back into fantasy art and not stop. It's about a middle aged South Korean woman who has been abandoned in a mystical Cambodian hell cave. This is a progress shot. Any critique? Thank you!


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    Interesting image, it does a good job of feeling claustrophobic and striking. I like the use of contrast for the most part, but feel her head is not tonally different from the boulder it's resting on. The stalactite behind it kinda looks like it's growing out of the boulder, maybe it would help to move it too the left. Sorry if this is too harsh, it is pretty great for your first drawing in six years!

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    Click image for larger version. 

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    Thank you, Pearl Blossom, for your feedback. Here is an update. Any critique from anyone? thanks.

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    Her head and torso bone structure looks a bit weird. Have you tried painting over the image to show where the bones and other stuff are?
    Is this a sketchbook? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    I like the dark feel a lot. I agree with the above poster about the anatomy. The neck seems fairly long. Take a look at the image below, the neck has some length to it but It's not too long.

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    Thank you guys for the input. Here is a prep figure study I did for reference to give you an idea of where I'm at: Click image for larger version. 

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    Could you post your reference here?

    That drawing of the reference seems a bit better than the one you have on your main pic, but still looks quite off.

    Paraphrasing Mr. Schwarzenegger, her left should (right of the pic) looks like a "tumah".

    I don't think that rib cage is so oval from the 3/4 view, also.
    Is this a sketchbook? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Pilgo, thanks for your input. I did not take a picture because I believe life drawings are better references and also they were my roommates and don't want to expose them. I should at this point do more life drawings of the pose and and capture the lighting as well as anatomy. Other than that I am stuck on how to "finish" the picture as a whole. Any suggestions? Thanks again.

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    Yeah, anatomy wise that neck is too long, and that perspective is throwing everything off. Maybe you can just concentrate on doing a finished study of the female? Then you can just draw everything around that figure....

    I love the perspective of the cave, but that figure is way off in relation to the cave's perspective.

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    Thanks so much guys. I'll do a more in depth study of the figure and keep you updated!

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