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    drowinGRL

    hie, this is my new paintin, concept was under water...used a reference for this painting.
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    This is a nice piece, but I am not getting any sense of underwater. The loose hair could just as easily be blowing in the wind.

    You could include bubbles, particulate matter, distortions caused by convection currents, god-rays, etc. to indicate a watery environment.

    I am also not reading any distress in her expression. If she is supposed to be drowning, she is quite calm about it.
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    Agreeing with Mephisto, but I do feel its underwater, with the hair, her taking a deep breath, veins on her neck...very graceful

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    "bubbles, particulate matter, distortions caused by convection currents, god-rays,"
    caustics would help too.
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    It's very well done the hair has a nice languid flow as if floating rather than blowing and the blue lighting (if a bit bright) gives a good effect, but I'd agree with the water based stuff stated above. She could maybe do with being a touch more cyanotic as well, although her lips and eyelids are blue her cheeks, nose tip and ears are still quite rosy.

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    I saw this reference on Corbis. I think one thing that takes away from the "underwaterness" is that it is a bit chalky. Maybe glaze it with a layer of blue and smoothe out some areas -

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