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Platinum Blonde Gown

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Haute couture gown inspired by and representing platinum blonde~

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This is much better than your previous submission. I really love the colors for this outfit and the elements you have added to the dress itself really builds a marvelous essence of grace. These elements have not conflicted with one another and go along as a good combination. I'm glad to see you've improved. However, you requested a critique, and I shall give that.

I know we have discussed your style of drawing figure models before, and it's fine the way you draw the shape, but in this occasion it isn't the shape that's wrong: as KittyKitty18 has said, the face is mildly disfigured. I know you do not care for these things in your artistic vision regarding your modus operandi, but it really does impact on your work; while the dress may look gorgeous, the face really does bring down its visual value. People tend to overlook some mistakes, but others may be fixated on them. This creates visual conflict, as what you originally intended to be appealing may be overlooked by some other flaw in your work. It is important that if something looks off in one's work, that they correct it or improve upon it, rather than say "good enough" and call it a day... even if it isn't the highlight of their work.

I suggest you return to drawing dressing mannequins in order to have the dress truly stand out. This way, you may never concern yourself with certain mistakes regarding figure drawing and instead solely focus on letting your imagination run wild with whatever concept you had in mind for whichever style of dress you fancy. However, if you instead wish to draw figure models to fit into your dresses, I urge you to insure their faces are in order to avoid having the appeal of your dresses brought down.

Take my criticism for what it's worth, as I simply seek improvement after improvement from your submissions. Above all else, I say the dress is a wonderful piece to your already splendid gallery, despite its irrelevant flaw. Also, please ignore my ratings as I feel they do not capture what I am voicing to you as my views on your innovative outlook on fashion. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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I'm not very into fashion, so feel free to disregard this completely, but it seems to me the corset of the gown clashes with the bottom part. What I mean is the corset is very thin with sharp angles, and the bottom of the dress just seems to come out of nowhere in a puff then flows out like ball gown. I don't know if that was intentional or not but it just draws my eye in a bad way. As for the accessories the ring withe the chain on her left hand seems an unnecessary addition. The color is a nice change from the mediums and dark colors I see associated with high end fashions nowadays and the gown overall is very eye-catching.

P.S. I really like your web in vogue collection.
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Honestly, your gowns are as beautiful as always, I love the minute details and the sparkles on the dress are perfect in my opinion. The transition of light to dark on the dress looks good to me.
The only real critique I have is on the girl's face and hair. The hair looks slightly disheveled on top but it doesn't really go with the overall look that you seem to be going for, which seems to me to be more polished. The face is the other issue, the pupils look like they are looking off into space. I cant quite explain it but the nose looks off, perhaps not putting in dots for the nostrils? And the mouth looks to be in an odd spot on the face, it looks like its too far over on one side.
Ofcourse, this is all just my opinion, but I think you did a wonderful job overall!!!
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A really lovely work. It was hard to find spots to critique. The spots I found are few and far between. First off, before I get to that, I'd like to say:
* Lovely attention to details
* I cannot wait for other designs
Now the critique:
As far as the gown goes, it's elegantly designed and fit for a magazine or social event. However, some of the colored areas seem a bit too bright? (hard to explain). What I mean by that is, the transition from lightest to darkest could be a bit smoother. Somewhere in the lighter tones it feels like the colors made a bit of an awkward jump. Maybe that's just me, though.

Finally, my last critique has nothing to do with the gown, but with the girl's face. One of the pupils seems to be a bit smaller than the other. That bothers me a bit, but it's an easy fix, and a minor error at that.

Overall, very beautiful. I'd love to see more designs. Maybe your work will be the designs for a hot new fashion line? You certainly have the talent
WinchesterKitty's avatar
I can't help but wonder what Dirty Blonde would look like
conleylove's avatar
:O OMG IT SUITS ME!!!!
Maya-amer's avatar
Amazing dress... makes me love my blonde hair even more :D
DarkLord75253's avatar
I prefer the creme blonde, but platinum is one of my top ten.
EemaX3's avatar
Amazing, very considerate <3 :)
CrisDLWLF's avatar
God :wow: So impressive :iconwowplz: I love it!!! :iconloveloveplz:
0nSilverWingsX's avatar
Quite lovely, I can't wait to see the rest of them. XD
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Calliope5's avatar
Hmm... have you changed your style? Something feels different about this. Good, but... yeah, different. I very much like the bodice, simple and geometrically cut, and I very much get the idea of luxury, but yeah, gotta say I'm not sure about the fluffy-looking boa. Very gold :)
ValhallaStarfire's avatar
Reminds me of a doll.
CnHGirl's avatar
:rose:This is absolutely gorgeous!:rose:
Minkymy's avatar
I suppose it does resemble our perceptions of platinum blonds.
planxtafroggie's avatar
So beautiful!! ^___^
AJInu-Okami's avatar
She looks so beautiful~
SONAMY-FOREVER123's avatar
sooooo prettttyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CityofBonesFOREVER's avatar
Amazing! You never cease to amaze me! I can't even think of a word that describes your work better than amazing!
Freak-With-Issues's avatar
My blonde friend would look freaking amazing in this! Your designs never fail to amaze me!
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