Fantastic painting. You did a great job creating emotion. The figure is very well done and the face is also good. Because you have a pretty good sense of photorealism in this painting, i would perhaps give a bit more attention to the cloth in the foreground. It is a bit weak in comparison to the rest of the painting.
Really love the ightness and detail in this work. And the attention given to the girl,s face and eyes. The light redesh colors. And ofcourse the subject of the work. When you put this work in a gallery. Be sure to put a high price on it. This work is a seller for sure. Great job.
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Your paintings look "darn-near" realistic. I would love to get pointers from you on how to properly use shadowing and lighting in my own paintings. I come from a family of artists and that's where I get my gift from but I still need to learn the techniques you used in your paintings to improve my own craft. Superb job!