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I have been enjoying your work for some time now, and I've got to say this is one of the best I've seen.
I like how you've got everything in a monochrome, and suddenly, there's a pop of colour in the lips.
it is obvious that a lot of work has gone into this piece, and I like how accurate you've stayed to actual bone structure, such as the facial construction, while keeping it stylized.
I also like that, except for the red, red lips, you've kept the piece relatively colourless, while not letting it seem bland.
I love the detail in this, and I hope to see many more pieces from you.
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Firstly, before anything is said--this perhaps your best piece of artwork yet. I think it's exceptionally creative and brilliant. (of course that is in my opinion only) I agree with what has been said about your eyes and lips. Very popping, lighting the picture with enough color to spark interest and capture gazes for longer than five seconds. (analyzers and artists have claimed that if going through at least 500 photos, if you can keep someones attention on yours for longer than five seconds-you have yourself a very good/and or interesting picture) I believe this is true for this picture. Beautifully spectacular, and says exactly what you want it to say.

Bones on the hands I would say are--perfect: very even, rich black with a smudge of gray for the outlining. Lips are balanced with a dark, rose red--it's got a little gloss and shine to them but not too much to seem out of place. Implies that life, color, or hope (whichever you interpret) still thrives on a decaying body. The eyes greatly contrasted and shadowed for effect, are fantastic for what you were going for. It's my own comment when I say that you could have been more dark and creepy by completely washing out your eye, and have just a pale white instead of any iris at all. That would have come across more demonic and creepy. (but what you have done looks amazing too)

As for what I think you could have done better...The sphere of darkness around your eye wavers a bit and kinda of ruins the clean shadowing of this picture. It wouldn't have been so noticeable had not all your other shadowing been so perfect. (the shadow of your cheek is absolutely AWESOME. I love everything about it) Also, could anything have been done for your nose, possibly? Maybe you tried and it didn't look right, but I think it looks a little blank. Other than that, I think that's about it.

So to sum things up--epic job. Looks pretty dang legit and professionally done. Much better than what most could have managed. You're a real artist in the making; I think this is great example of the kinda of make-up and vision you have for photography. Most remain widely impressed and hugely inspired by your work. And some can only imagine the amount of hours and hard labor you put into your photographs. Greatest part of this picture, is the message it obviously sends. I have no doubt that almost every person got the meaning and the feel you wanted them to have for it. Simply colossal! Keep it up, and don't stop no matter what any critique says.
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All in all, very well done. Not many people I know could have pulled this off, but you did. Nice work. I do not think you should have kept the imperfections, but on the other hand, it does add detail. I do agree with saying no black on or around the lips, it does kind of clash. However, the red lipstick really sticks out and that's a good thing. I noticed that the shading around the eye is a little bit uneven. Maybe next time, try to see if you can even it out some more. The shading on the hand is drawn nicely. I like how you kept each of the shaded pieces on the hand about the same size. I think you should have put shading on the nose, because that would have given the piece more contrast and would have seemed a little more realistic. The eyes are done fabulously; that part of all your artworks always draws my attention. Like I said before, very well done. Loved it!
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This is beautiful! When I first look at this picture, I'm immediately drawn to the eyes. I like your use of contrast with the amount of darks that you used around the blue eyes. Then my eyes are drawn to your lips which, looking at the picture as a whole, is surprisingly red. There's a crazy amount of difference that the lips have over everything else in the composition. The skeletal look in the picture gives it a deathly, scary feeling which is so eery that it works but then you have these red lips out of nowhere which are so surprising. It gives off the impression that there is still life among what is dead. It's a great message. So after spending a lot of time looking at the lips, my eye travels to your fingers. The bones you have done throughout the piece are perfect. I especially like the way the shadow on the cheek fades. It's spectacular.

Beautiful work as usual.
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This is a very beautiful piece. I love the way you shaded the cheekbones and eyes, and the red lips are stunning! I would suggest doing some shading to the nose, and trying to cover up skin imperfections such as: freckles, pimples ext. Other then that it is a very emotional photo, it tells a story itself. Also the black in the lips kind of ruin it. These are all just suggestions. Another thing is the creases in her nose are black I would try to make them pure white.
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Your eyes are always striking and tell a story in each of your pieces, I was confused with the title of this piece because it really doesn't suit the make-up you used.

All the aspects of a skull were met except for the nose detail, the hole is really what makes the face, and I think it would have really made your piece have that much more depth.

The darkened make-up, is very smooth, all the same shade, and not streaky, which is lovely, you paid good attention to keeping your hand bones in the same allotted size. The focus of the lips is very striking.

Wonderful piece, very original and inspiring, keep up the good work, and thank-you for sharing <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
HopeForTheDragons's avatar
I entirely agree with what has been said in this critique. I love how you explain a lot by few words, and how you you keep logic and emotions well balanced. Jolly good job. :) (P.S. I'm totally critiquing a critique lol)
TwstyPixie's avatar
lol didn't have 100 words, but okay :P

I didn't want to gush to much, there are so many critiques that aren't useful to the artist, how will you improve if you don't tell how you really feel?
Hello! Um, I was just wondering if it would be okay if I maybe incorporated this into a costume I am making? Thank you so very much, and keep up the excellent work!
dessadawnherman's avatar
spooky and sexy love it
DarkBlueVelvet's avatar
Love it, is gorgeous!  Heart +fav
ultimatede's avatar
this is awesome!
Roswell-Ivory's avatar
Love this- fantastic take on a a concept and not overdone. :D
spikography's avatar
i think i've commented on this before but I'm going to comment again. This is my all time favourite portrait. Its perfect.
MomoStrawberry's avatar
I love your use of sharp lines and contrast, and I think that the deep red adds a really nice touch.
Lulu-y-s's avatar
Really beautiful work ! U inspire me :)
ElephantsGoRoar's avatar
Hey, this photograph was so beautiful that I had to paint it. I'm not great, but here's the finished thing. :) [link]
Greafy's avatar
erinnert mich an die maske von Tanz der Vampire. Also das Geschminkte :-) Schöne Farbzusammensetzung
CrowsReign's avatar
Your amazing work is featured here [link] !!!Please :+fav: the article so more people can see it!!!!:love:
elenhpaine's avatar
who is taking care of your makeup?? congratz to him/her!! and to you for your beautiful expression!!
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