Excellent work... beautiful blending of a traditional style with the Tentacle Genre. I like the sliding coloring as opposed to just plain black & white. The line work is excellent, giving it definition but without putting in so much work that it is over crowded.
In particular her legs and back... gives form and life to her body, but again doesn't detract from the overall effect.
The reflective effect in the green shading at the top also adds greatly to the overall effect.
All said, as a package, this is a lovely piece of work. A very solid effort and caught my eye immediately.
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This is what would have happened if Art Nouveau had continued to evolve instead of passing to the realm of tradition. This is a perfect example of how traditional and digital media combine to make something quite spectacular yet simple. You could have done this as pure black and white and it would still have impact. However, you went beyond and the results are spectacular! The color scheme of muted turquoise and mauve punctuated with black and white is particularly daring and inspired, showing the power of understatement. This is like some fantasy creature of the deep, floating still in the darkness. The tangle pattern could easily have been used throughout the figure but would have been too visually busy. Leaving the tentacles plain except for hints of the sucker anatomy draws the attention more to the feminine form. I am seriously tempted to see if I could somehow pull this off in makeup effects! Brava!