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I believe I shall begin with the painting as a whole and get into the details as I go. The painting has a very powerful impact on the viewer because it is just so magically done. I say magically because of both the mystical subject matter depicted and the wonderful way the painting was designed: by this very talented artist who created it. For impact, it gets full marks because when I saw it here on DeviantArt I was instantly drawn to it, and that is the mark of a painting that has a powerful impact. The woman in the painting has a very realistic look to her, and that too had an impact because I noticed right away she was built normally and not too skinny, unlike many women in fantasy art that I have seen over the years. She has a pleasantly rounded face, and obvious curves, and that is quite a refreshing thing to see depicted in so detailed and graceful a fashion as this. Also, the dress she is wearing is elegant and I daresay something I myself would wear. As a matter of fact, I actually own several dresses in this style! So it is something a woman can relate to, not anything too far-out or overtly exotic. The colors are very well chosen! Especially for the background, with the rich greens and various earthy tones that really convince me I am seeing a deep forest in a magical fantasy world. Again, the magic comes into play, because those motes of light are so vivid and can be so many things… starlight, fireflies, faeries or sprites, anything the imagination wishes them to be. Myself, I see them simply as magical motes perhaps from some enchantment upon the woods themselves. And on that note, I must comment upon the design of that magical stuff! As a Wiccan myself, I noticed immediately the crescent moon design that is definitely realistic and something a priestess of a moon goddess, perhaps such as Diana would use in her magical workings. Full marks for originality in choosing a realistic and recognizable magical symbol such as this, and for the originality evident in the creation of those cool tattoos or body paint on the woman in the painting, those are cool but like everything else depicted here not over the top. The technique is excellent but not perfect, although close enough to perfection that a casual viewer won’t notice certain things, but for me I found the difference between how clear and crisp and distinct the woman and her magical staff were and yet how nearly ethereal and somewhat blurred in places her surroundings were a tiny bit jarring, but this in no way detracts from the images impact, originality, or perfection as it is. Rather, in a way it is fitting since those woods could be considered a dream realm or a magical “other” plane or realm beyond ours. Something more mystical than one might at first assume. And that is actually a good thing, rather than a bad thing, though I did have to deduct some points from technique due to the difference mentioned earlier, which some might as noted consider jarring. Lastly, we come to vision. Vision-wise this painting achieves both the aim of the artist, to create a beautiful, magical work of fantasy art that fans of this genre will love and adore, as I definitely do… and it achieves the aim of the viewer when viewing such art, to escape however briefly into the beautiful and magical world presented in the artwork, and this image really does draw one in well. I love this painting, was very happy to favorite it, and this concludes my fair and balanced critique of the image and all its’ details. I know it was long, but there is a lot to consider when writing a critique on a work of this magnitude. I would easily recommend this art to any fan of fantasy or magical and mystical artwork.
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MayTijssen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is simply amazing! La la la la Heart 
Corneev Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Outstanding work and thanks for your add on FB, beautiful, and a lover of your work  :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
WhimsicalBlue Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So wonderful work!!
scotch39 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work
Jamie-Nicole Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Welcome to my February 2015 Journal. You
TaniaART Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So lovely!
Jamie-Nicole Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Utterly Breathtaking my friend.
LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm the 300th favorite, do I win something. ;)
Elsapret Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So lovely!
LaviniaChu Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg this is super gorgeous and elegant! <3 very very nice indeed Heart 
KarahRobinson-Art Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic composition!
Eloise-Caroline Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Wonderful work !! Clap 
Rosirika Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GrandeReveuse Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superbe J'aime beaucoup Heart 
EmArt3 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Very good! It seems digitally drawn!
Ikke46 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
So beautifull!
ThunderMadArts14 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it...:D (Big Grin) 
SecretDarTiste Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very lovely artwork! :wow:
Marek987987 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Amazing !!
ChieuMua Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great color choice. I love the deep emerald and brown in tis artwork, it looks catchy !!!
janedj Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gwendolyn1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Art! :clap:
ZulanHere Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah! Really love the composition of this one! Makes me feel nostalgic for some reason...favourited! :)
TLadyJessica Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
What an impressively beautiful work of art! This painting literally exudes so much magic and so much graceful loveliness that it instantly captures one's imagination and draws you into its' mystical world. Gorgeous dress, good choice of a somewhat contemplative pose, and interesting facial expression too. She looks content, yet thoughtful and contemplative too at the same time, all nicely blended together in a realistic way! I like too, that you chose to paint her with a realistic body frame too, not too skinny. Very cool staff design with the crescent moon atop it! I like how witchy and magical that looks. Magic seems in fact to be the word I keep coming back to with this image, and magical it is! Love it, and must totally fave it accordingly. :D
1chick1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work
VespyFox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece! I love her expression and the beautiful outfit. 
MySweetDarkness Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Jolie création ! J'aime beaucoup les couleurs et le fait que le fond soit un peu flou.
Airbits Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student Filmographer
amazing piece : D
Megan-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Beautiful! :heart:
JennyJinya Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
looks AWESOME :wow:
Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another amazing job! :clap:
Altair-E Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magnifique!! J'adore! :clap:
BloomingRoseXeniia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work :clap:
VitaShuba Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work!Clap 
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