This really is an intruiging piece of work. The girl in the water only showing her face and some fingers, makes me wonder, if she is a victim of a crime or maybe she choose this faith. The dark purples with some blacks and bluetones, give this artwork a dark, yeah even a bit sinister atmosphere. I did some search on the title to discover the link to the dragonfly, who is resting on her hand. The rain also adds to the dark sinister mood, it's very effective, but i miss some ripples in the water of the little pool to make the rain more realistic, A thing which hopefully will be added to make this work perfect. I really like the lighting. It's very dramatic and draws my eye to the girl face and to the dragonfly. The white flower in the water works a bit strange for me. Think it was added as a reference to the beauty of the girl. There is also a black butterfly in this work, but i had to look for it, so in my opinion this could be removed. Without it this work also keeps the strong inpact it has on me.
The artist has managed to produce a very skillfully manipulated artwork, with lots of dark mood and inpact. My compliments!!
I have always been a fan of science-fiction movies so this work caught my eye. This work titled Facing Weakness shows us supergirl standing on what's probably is a piece of the planet krypton. We all know superman and girl fear kryptonite, so it takes courage to go near to it, because it makes them ill. Her pose shows the will to withstand the influence of the kryptonite and the artist has skillfully combined to images of the model to make supergirl. The background with the stars and the planet give a real feeling being in space somewhere. Personally i would have removed the stars in front of the planet to make it more realistic. The artist really took effort in giving this work a painterly-style and succeeded very well in my opinion. The lighting is well done and gives this work a bit of cinematic drama, like a scene from such a movie. This work could become more powerful by adding a crystal of kryptonite, because supergirl is looking at something and her fist suggest she want to hit something. but that's up to the artist if it should be added!! My compliments on this outstanding piece, Ed
A breathtaking place this must be looking at this wonderful and skillfully made manipulation. The artist really took effort, time and love to make a nice tranquil scene. The house surrounded with trees and flowers gives it a cottagegarden feeling and the saturated colors tells us it's summer. The stocks are skillfully blended together and by using blur depth is added to this scene, which is very important to make manipulations like this to work!! I like the dramatic sky in the background with the blues and the yellows and reminds a bit of the paintings from the old masters. The plants are well chosen and would flower together in real life ( i studied gardenlandscaping). There are some little things that could be changed to make this work even better. The flowering Lupine in the back is a bit to saturated, also looking closer, copied shrubs look to similar (because they are copies of the same stock). By flipping them or using the puppetwarptool this can be changed. Also some softlight could be added to blend the tops of the trees with the sky to avoid the hard edges. I must give the artist a compliment making this fantastic scenery which in my opinion would certainly qualify for a DD. Greetings, Ed