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    Not a barbie doll

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    First piece I've ever slept on (twice). I'm considering it "finished" as it was meant to be a character/figure piece more than anything. I feel like I've managed to pour as much of what I know into this over the two days it was burning in my brain and up on my screen.

    Please comment/critique. As I have no access to any sort of professional or studied opinions, any input will be of great value.

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    I like your buildup of texture in the background, think it could stand for more, continuing your subtle variation in grain and digital splatter. Looked like you went over your deep dark background color with a lighter color. More! More!

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    With such a liquid & flowing background, I'd incorporate her hair into the same flow. Right now her hair seems so stiff compared to the rest of the organic nature of it all.

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    Sweet--I really like this. The texture on her body is great.
    The head seems just a little small, maybe?
    It makes her look gigantic and majestic, so it's ok if that's what you're going for.

    Do some more!
    emily

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    Thank you for being so helpful everyone.

    Skinless: The original parameters for the character was that she had some sort of volcanic homeworld. I didn't want to detail it so much as suggest it. And so I found myself having a grand ol' time working the textures. On hindsight, yes indeed, I could have had a lot more fun with it! I'll remember not to be too shy next time. Thank you!

    Storyboard Dave: I see what you mean about the hair. Those were probably the earliest marks I made. By the time I had spent a few hours on the body I had neglected to take a good second look there. I'll remember to come full circle next time. Thanks!

    emily g: You noticed! Yay! =) This was my first fully commited figure piece and I wanted to be very deliberate with the proportions. I wanted her to look strong and powerful, yet still "womanly" with a certain fullness of age . Thank you!

    Thanks again, all. The encouragement and critiques are all very much appreciated.

    - W.


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    Keep going on it Wolfgang!! All of the suggestions we've made can still be easily done on what you've got started here already. It could easily be a stellar piece in your portfolio. Keep cooking on it and post more when you can.

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    I will! I'm definitely encouraged to work the suggestions into this one (just gotta get over the x-mas rush! urk!) =)

    Thanks, Storyboard Dave.


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    Composition is a bit dead on in the middle - you might want to make it a bit more exciting by ex-centering her a bit - also too much empty space around the girl, you should crop the frame.

    I'm with ya, I hate Barbbies.

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