I tried new brushing techniques on this one ;]
looks good. what exactly did you change?
I would like you to get some more midlights into the evilness above her, explore it and let some light spill around up there. keep it real subtle..let the viewers imagination do most of the work, but fuel it...
Find some photo source for her face and her hand they need some work. Anatomy is all messed up but some photo source should help you find it, best would be some life drawing classes...
Hm, going into use of space, the top looks a little too empty. Adding just a bit more detail would at least cover up the emptiness, without really being of much importance in content. And ConCrete is right about anatomy. Her head looks pretty small compared to the width of her shoulders.
Other than that, you did well on the details occupying the middle and bottom.
Neat idea. Totally looks like some idea from a nightmare.
In terms of execution, I did a quick paintover to try to discuss the value and shapes in this picture. I don't know if I did it any better, but maybe you can use the info in the paintover.
One important point is that the tentacles that are in the light now look like they are in the same light that the girl's dress is in. That's very important. That which is being hit by the same light should look it. In the same way, the mid value shadow of the girl's dress and the monster should also be "of the same light" even though that light is very low light. (It is showing up onscreen much lighter than it was in my photoshop, but you get the idea.)
At least Icarus tried!
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Thanks for all your feedback, I will use photo references next time and will add more details to the top.
@kev: thanks for your feed, I will post an update later tonight.
updated, I shortened the left arm a little bit and changed some other stuff.
I have a question though, do you draw the BG before drawing the foreground ? I always have problems with them.
fixed the lady's breasts and hands, I think her body fits her face much better now, thanks for all the critiques.
The structure of the tentacles against her skin is ugly- great! I like it.
I can't really give you any critique that has been said already (just remind you that in Kev's paintover she looked more female, thinner and younger.. the fuzzy-grey makes her look overweight and her silhouette hard to read, it's like she's dissolving.)
Thanks Kev Ferarra's for that paintover, it was also useful for me
I just took a break to post this.
But sometimes I also draw stuff