First off, I would like to point out how beautiful the colors are and the stunning designs on the kimono are just breath-taking. Plus, the way the artist made the fan motion look as if she's really waving the fan is a wonderful touch to the picture.
In this piece, I can only point out a few flaws within the proportion of the face. The way the lips were placed doesn't so much as match up along with the way the direction she's looking. These kind of face poses are sometimes extremely difficult, but with practice and practice, it becomes easy. Also the head is partially too large...when drawing, it's a good idea to start with the basic shapes. In which case the head would be in the shape of a circle. You can then edit out however the hair design is.
I would also like to point out that the hair is amazing. I've always admired hair that was drawn this way. Overall, the picture is beautiful and really eye catching. Excellent work.
Just like the other critiquer said, the hair is absolutely amazing! The ornaments in her hair, however, don't seem to really match the piece. They seem sort of cut and paste. The colours in this are extraordinary though! I absolutely love them!
One thing you have to watch out for is shading. On the girls hair and face, the shading appears to come from the bottom left, but on the clothes and fan it seems to come from the top right.
The background also doesn't seem to match the piece. This may just be my personal opinion, but it looks more like a texture that you cut and paste on without putting any effort into, and it seems to be kind of random. Try making it more of a tangible background, like an actual place she could be at.
Her clothes are absolutely beautiful though! The folds and the pattern are amazing, and the colors are simply stunning! I really do love this piece!
I like how the background complements her dress there in terms of the colours and style so that we really get the impression of the atmosphere and mood... the hair contrasts in a pretty awesome way and the composition isn't too bad either.
I do feel that the proportions and features could do with a bit more work, though. The hands seem to be hanging there. If you think about where the arms are placed, it feels disjointed, if that makes sense? I also feel that you could have drawn the hands a bit better as well, especially with the one on the left side, as that appears to be like a paw, almost...
I feel that you could make the fans a bit more distinct from the background. Perhaps you could have coloured it a different colour or outlined it differently. At the moment, I feel it blends in a bit too much.
The clothes are fantastic, though. I really like the patterns and the intensity there.
The eyes could be better positioned in the face and I feel as if the body/shoulders are a bit too thin as well.
Okay, I'm no digital specialist so any critique I give will be coming from a traditional artist. First off, i love how colorful this is! To my eyes, the blue of her hair clashes with the purple of the background but maybe that's just me.You must have put a lot of work into her kimono because the pattern is beautiful. The white blur on her fan is not very realistic though, I don't really understand what it comes from. In order to make your picture more realistic you should remember that if the light source is purple the shadows in her hair and face should be at least partly purple. And since the light source is behind her her face needs a lot more shading from the start. Otherwise, great job though!
Hi there! As soon a I saw this piece I was really amazed by the vibrant colours and attention to detail. I love the patterns on her kimono and the fluff on the edges of her fan and on her hair ornaments. The shading is great also. However I feel that the hands and the shape of her face could be fixed up a bit. Hands aren't usually so neatly lined up when they're holding something, try using your own hands as a model when you're drawing, usually people find that quite helpful. Overall, I think you have a very nice piece here!
The shades of pink you use here are exquisite. The level of detail, particularly on the hairpiece, is also commendable.
There seems to be a sort of cloud or puff of smoke or something near the front fan--I'm not sure exactly where you were going with this, but to me it looks quite grainy and rather disappointing compared to all the other meticulous detail in the piece. If it were smoother and less grainy, I think it would help this piece tremendously. As it is, it seems out of place and distracting with all the careful detail elsewhere (like the fringe on the end of the other fan! gorgeous!).
As others have said, watch out for your light source. Shading gets particularly funky on the hands (the knuckles and joints are creepily nonexistent, looks like)--I think you darkly shaded too much on the front hand (the division between light and dark is a strange spot), and too little--with a very weird cutoff--on the back hand. In other areas, the problem with shading is more about inconsistency: the light source seems to change, but it shouldn't.
Someone else said that the background seemed out of place; I agree. It is a little jarring and the first thing I noticed when I looked at the piece. A calmer background (not as bright a color, or just a solid/gradient color) would prevent the viewer from focusing first on the background. With so many details in the main body of your work, a simple background would prevent the eye from getting overwhelmed.
The patterns on the fabric are so darn pretty!!
Hope this was helpful! Feel free to ask me to clarify anything.
First off, I really like the fact that it is very colorful and bright. It's got a nice color scheme. The white dots seem like they would be overpowering, but they aren't.
I really like her skin, the detail in her hair and the dress. It all looks great
The fan is the only part that bugs me. It's got a blurred look to it and the left side is an odd green-ish color. I think it would look better if it looked Diffeent from the robe. The fan and robe look to much alike. Change the color in the fan or add a texture to it, maybe paper?
First thing I thought while looking at this, was "wow, the colours are so strong and beautiful!". They really are pretty, though I think it gets a little to harsh in the upper- right corner(behind her head).
Not wanting to repeat what has already been stated; I really like the hair, but her head looks just a little too large(even if the hair is puffed up). Also, the shading on the left- most fan should be done the same way as the other one.
But there is very much that is very good about this drawing^^. The shading on her clothes, the shades used for shading on her skin, and of course her hair which I have already mentioned. So keep it up, and good luck in the contest^^!
Strange like, the kimono, to me at least, seems a little blurred where the rest of the picture is very crisp. It's just a vague feeling I have though, so I'm sorry I can't really direct you very well. I hope you do well in the contest!
I love the shading style, really brings up the volumes. Also the realistic approach to the hair looks really impressive, there isn't really a lot to critique here. The only who things that kinda bug me are the clothing pattern (perhaps using a better resolution/less compressed image?) and the fingers, I think the shading should wrap a little more around them so they don't look glued together. Other than that I'm really impressed bu the overall composition, colors and leven of detail. Amazing work.