This work is base on a famous Chinese ancient fantasy novel, [Journey to west] or the [monkey king] which inspired "dragon ball". On journey, they meet a lot of monsters, two of them are couple, Princess Iron Fan and Ox King.
The monkey king needed to pass through the volcano, he need to borrow the iron fan to put out the flame of volcano. But the Princess didn’t want to do that, so the couple had a fight with the monkey.
Although this is a eastern story, I want to use western style to draw this scene.
I did not put the monkey in this drawing, but I drew a reflex on the blade.
The word on her thigh is an Chinese old style word –cattle.
It always slightly amuses me when there are lots of page views but no-one comments
Very well done .. great detail .
But Im not sure about the composition ... the sword is pink-white & therefore to me I didnt recognise it as a sword but more maybe as a mirror.
The sword IMO is too much of a sudden white line in the image .. maybe "introduce" it to the iamge a bit more by expanding the image to the bottom .
I guess its just me .. but the background & forground do not IMO-in my opinion fit completly together because the background is in these lovely red/violetts & foreground has quite a bit of green in it .. which as far as I know is the opposite in colour to the background ....
well just IMO
you don't have depth - the image looks flat!
you don't have a composition, a focal point, a thing to hold your attention...
You want to get into photoshopping too soon! You need to learn first how to drow (that's not only to get a nice shape, but to learn how to present that thing )
you should post in the sketchbook - i'm shore you'll get better advices than mine