Thank you for visiting my thread. This character is inspired by Tang dynasty's costume and palace's concubines. I wanted to give her an overall fluid gesture, yet some of her accessories can be as sharp as a knife, others soothing and soft. She is pointing at somewhere or something beyond the picture frame - to where or to what is she leading you?
Feel free to leave any comments. I hope you've enjoyed this visit
Last edited by gailpeta; February 18th, 2008 at 06:28 PM.
One day I'll be famous.
One day I'll paint the stars.
Such a beautiful style! I like how you did her dress with the little details here and there! What I like most is the lighting here
Your sensitivity and attention to the details and textures of the fabrics is so impressive. I like her shape, her palette, very appealing! The only crit I can think of is that her face is lacking a little personality - even if she's just another pretty face in the court, she should still have a few qualities that help her to stand out
Love the whole thing.
It' s really beautiful, truely graceful.
Nicely done, and very good technique ! I like the shapes of the objects you've made in her hair.
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What a beautiful and subtle piece, the details on the fabric are quite exquisite
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I love it! She is so beautiful and the piece's all around elegance is stunning!
It is kind of recreative looking at this Lady, and Lady is just the right term I think.... in times of an overflow of "dirty, dangerous, asskicking bitches" (hope these words will not be cencsored) she is a sort of counterrevolution... strong but not aggressive, high erotic but not slutty in any direction, well educated but not arrogant.... as I said, recreative at least for a mens eye, maybe also for a lot of womens eyes, who are fed up by being pushed to be hard and cool .
The style reminds me to a style of painting that was common at the end of the middle-age... have a look at the "Madonna of Melun" by Jean Fouquet, if you like to, then you will see, what I mean.
Looks great, but I am sure you knew that already
Refreshing to look at, among all the bazooka toting, fire spitting characters being created these days.
So beautiful! The fabrics look amazing. I think you did a great job editing it from your first post in the critique center. Brilliant work. ^_^
Thanks everyone for your kind comments! I really appreciate them. You may check out my latest painting here:
Her face seems to be painted alot simplier (and stylised) and the rest of the more realistic piece.... but it doesn't really put me of the work.
And, as others have said, the fabric/dress is just stunning.
my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997
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Good job ;P