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February 8, 2009
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a Masked lady for xgnyc by whispersss a Masked lady for xgnyc by whispersss
No ,I didn't forget you, my dear :iconxgnyc: ;p
but I was some days without internet and when I'm coming back (yesterday ^^) I didn't finish your little gift :D ^^
so I wish you now a

:party: :dance::glomp: :cake:

(:whisper: her birthday was the 4th february ^^; )
I hope you like :blowkiss:

Why this painting ?
Simply because I "met" *xgnyc when she won my "behind the mask" contest and when I did her prize :aww: ( her wonderful entry : [link] )
and the dragon is a little personal thing :p :D

:bulletblue::bulletgreen::bulletblue:DETAILS :bulletblue::bulletgreen::bulletblue:

No reference used
Photoshop + Tablet

Info: All my works are Aude Pfister aka Whisperss(s)
DON'T use,repost,edit... it WITHOUT my permission!please
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Pros: One word... wow. I'm just blown away by the beautiful piece you have here. A wonderful concept; the mask is... flying off the woman (?) but her face is still covered by the mask which gives off that mysterious feeling. There's that dragon there and the glare in her eye makes her look fierce. The colors were used wonderfully. Usually those who use green-make-up looks disastrous but you used the blues and the greens well enough that still works. The woman herself looks almost unworldly but yet holds that natural feel. I can see brown streaks running through her hair as if she dyed it instead of it being natural. You have her intense eyes, but the blue color softens her glare. Just these little things make up for this incredible piece and all I can say it... well done!

Cons: Although how amazing this piece is and the fact I can't stop looking at it, there are a couple of issues. Going away from her face, the exposing skin on her shoulders, neck, and chest look... unnatural. Almost fake looking (which I don't think you were going for). The shading around that area I feel looks inconsistent with how you did the shading with the face. For example, the shadows look more sharp on the face than from the neck down. I don't know if you were trying to blur it to have the dragon have some importance but the transition feels awkward. The part of the blue dress has that same feeling. It's a great transition to go to the watermark, but from the top I feel the same way with the skin. I don't know but I feel there are some significant shadows missing. With the light source you used I feel the mask should be giving off some sort of shadow upon the woman? I just feels it's missing something.

Suggestions: Honestly, very minor and you don't have to consider these if you don't want to. I think you should intensify the shading of the skin to make it look a little bolder. If you still want to go with that sudden blurry transition from top to bottom try making it a little more clear and maybe not start that transition until you reach the rim of the dress. And if you want, add the shadow of the mask and the dragon upon the woman. Like I said, there seems to be something of a strong light source when looking at the dragon. It doesn't have to be too dark but just so it's not like it's just floating there in that some sort of other dimension or something.

Final thoughts: This piece is absolutely wonderful. I honestly feel that some of the suggestions I mentioned may or may not be used because it's pretty much the artist's direction of where you want to go with it. I'll admit I was a tad nervous of writing the cons and and suggestions because I felt it was sort of biased and maybe even useless to you. If you feel that way I apologize. It's great as it is but I personally feel slight changes can make it better. I can't express enough this is a great art piece. Keep up the great work!
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cemac Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
I have featured this amazing artwork in my journal 'New Features for May 2011' [link].:heart: If you wish it to be removed, please note me and I shall do so. :heart:
serpentine-eyes1994 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Love how you blended the colors so well and the dragon kind of reminds me of those stick bugs that mimic twigs to avoid detection. Nicely done all in all! :heart:
whispersss Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :thanks: !!
suns3ta Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
whispersss Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :thanks:
CharmedPearl Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
this is such a lovely and very original piece! :clap:
whispersss Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ShidoEV Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful! Great composition and good use of colors!

Very Well done! :hug:
Miguel Couto
whispersss Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks you !!!:hug:
ShidoEV Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
With pleasure!! :hug:
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