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Art Nouveau Princess by phantomonex Art Nouveau Princess by phantomonex

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A fashion/costume design inspire by the art nouveau style. This took me about seven hours over three days. I would really love some feedback on this. Comments? And the reference I used for the pose: [link]

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ChiBurbs Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your sense of color on this is wonderful, and it definitely shows an Erte influence.

You do need to work on anatomy, though -- put the figure in first, then put in the costume. Her legs seem to be slightly to her left/our right of her body, and the thighs look too large. On the breast area, she seems to not be attached to anything. This is because the breast area is too small.

I like what you did with the gold border filligree. It gives it a 3-D effect, but that is at odds with the flat style of the piece. Perhaps the red on the inside of the dress could be darker to show similar depth with light and shadow.

The bright red just above the opening is too harsh for the blue and creates a "vibrating" effect.

The "repetition" of the gold border filligree in her hair, headdress, jewelry and dress filigree does the piece well.

You have color and repetition down well. A pleasant piece overall.
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phantomonex Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow, so I'm not usually good about criticism, I admit that now. So my usual first reaction to this is to deny everything... However, in trying to be mature about it I looked at my picture again to see what you were talking about, and I have to say I agree with you. The legs are off, I did use a reference photo and drew the body first then put the clothes on but something must have shifted along the way.

I can see how shading the red darker would help with the 3D issue, I hadn't thought of that.

Yes, the colors there do need some tweaking.

And thank you for the compliments on the coloring. I'm not sure if I will make the adjustments on this piece or not, I may just learn from it and more on to the next piece. Either way thank you for your meaningful input.
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