Well, first off I just LOVE the content of the image- who doesn't love mermaids and fish?
I think the image itself is successful in color unity and emotion as well as the accuracy in the underwater environment.
My only real dislike with the image is the focal point being dead center. I think this one can get away with it due to the environment, but I think using the golden rectangle could have helped you with a better composition and crop. It would have allowed more exploration and a better visual Impact
I also think her hair is a little flat compared to the rest of the artwork. While i understand it helps separation, I think her warm colors are contrasting enough with the rest of the environment (and her being center)- she would still stand out.
I also don't understand how she's breathing- her skin suggests mermaid, her outfit suggests human but this could be in a world where humans are aliens that are also mermaids
Over all, this is poster worthy, tote bag worthy, i-phone case worthy, just a multi-product worthy image!!! I love the style, I love the texture, and I love this painting
The atmosphere of this is beautiful... colors, god, perfectly matched... I canswearthat I havethe chillsin looking atthis drawing. The fishare perfect andI can almost hearthe lappingof the water andthegentle, delicate voiceof the child.
This is beautiful! I love the textures in the tentacles and the fact that you made each of the little fish's poses unique. The way you render hair reminds me a lot of the Art Nouveau style, and all the greens in the colors really give it the look of being underwater.
I like this allot, and don't think for one second I don't understand the brains and talent it takes do even do this work, so you should be very proud of completing something that 99% of the rest of the world can't do.
With that being said, I would like to point out that the hair on the girl could stand a good bit of extra work don't you think??? It's a weak item in this image, and yet should be a focal piece.
It has no depth and looks like it was cut and dropped in that space because it's seems so flat. I should really be one of the crowning affects in my mind, and yet when I looked at this, it took me a full 30 seconds to even SEE SHE was in the picture at all.
Now...believe me, I have other things to do, and would never take the time to criticize someone else as it does NOTHING for me but waste my time. People get mad and nothing is helped by that, but I do like this, and do see real talent here so I thought I would just suggest something I think could make it better maybe. What do you think? Am I off base and not seeing it right? I hope you know I'm trying to help and not criticize even if we disagree. All the best to you.
Thanks for the kind words, and the observations This piece is over a year old now, and my work has changed quite a lot since then However, I do appreciate the feedback, and I can see what you mean! Thank you ^_^