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June 18, 2015
Laced Shadows by XRlS is a breathtaking drawing with vibrant colors and incredible play of light and shadows.
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Laced Shadows

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In this order (on extra smooth Bristol paper 250gms/m2) I used;
Soft core prismacolor pencils
Micron 0.1 black and white gel pen
Fixative spray
polymer film
pan pastels and color pencils again
Fixative spray

My beautiful ref stock photo Umbershoot VIII by Voivodess-Stock (yes i have changed the colors. Again. :giggle: )

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:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2: all :iconlovelyheartsplz:
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Tatuas's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Personally I highlight some important points:

1 color choice that almost cover the face is excellent (looks much better in blue); although small gray areas remaining after selecting them with the "magic wand" Photoshop should've also painted blue.

2- Shines left cheek (which is covered with fabric) and its outer edge, and the edge of the hole of the nose should have a more orange color and not white as they have; would be better (the same goes shoulder / Trapeze).

3- there are some shadows and highlights that should be softer and faded, but the most important is what has been said.

The colors in your painting are much more vivid, but I like how you painted; It looks better and is more striking.

In any case, it seems like a photo at first glance; Beauty paint.

Congratulations, great work!
emcorpus's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

First of all, a hearty happy birthday shout to you, Christina, wishing you continuing flashes of inspiration, many moments of grace in your life and creative production throughout the year ahead. I have nothing more to add to the previous critique, than to say that this is a dramatic study of light, shadow and the thoughtful balance of complementary color. This is most exemplified by the interplay between the blue of her eye and the lace, the red in her lips and the scattering of red shadow. Of course your mastery of your chosen media is stunning.
Best regards,
Ed
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thank you Ed, so much, not just for the time you gave to the critique but for the bday wishes as well! That was utterly kind of you my friend! Smurf-hug 
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

I truly love this piece.
I think the lace is incredible and we can feel the depth of it.
We can also feel the curves of her face by the way you made the shadows through the lace.
I think that the color of her eye and the lace makes a great balance. We can just imagine a mediterranean beauty!
For the overall impact, I think this works out great. No doubt in my mind that this is a sensual drawing with a good taste of femininity.
Thank you for taking the time to post this.
I'm giving you a total of 4.5 Stars <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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thank you for your time my dear and for the lovely words Hug 
majo9263's avatar
anytime.... when the truth speak from the heart.... it's always nice to say :)
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Beautiful work :) x
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thank you Lily Thank you 
VanillaMetal's avatar
This is a phenomenal piece of art, seriously. Bravo!
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thank you! :cuddle:
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You're welcome~!
Fires-storm's avatar
Wow, this is simply amazing work, the shadowing in itself is a thing of beauty.
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thank you! :cuddle:
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virnagray's avatar
Absolutely stunning ♡♡♡
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thank you Virna Heart Love Heart Love 
AnnaZLove's avatar
Transmission of light is amazing!
XRlS's avatar
thank you so much! :love:
I will have to restart this soon here as i am commissioned to do so :D
So curious to see how i manage with it this time :giggle:
Kyoshiro3110's avatar
simply amazing. I can't describe in words how breathtakingly beautiful the shadow part is. I'm sold
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