I remember this from before - I saw it somewhere on the internet without a source and loved everything about it - the feeling of mystery, the dark colours with the splashes of golden light here and there - so it's nice to stumble upon it again and see who's responsible great illustration, is it a part of a book?
The colors are nice, and I love the background and the setting. However, just by looking at it, I know there's something off about the anatomy. I'm not really sure what, but I just know something is off, because the human body doesn't look like that. Maybe the female's head is too big, or her body is too small. Also, I'm pretty sure breasts aren't shaped like that. My suggestion would be take some time studying up on anatomy and human structure to get a better idea of how the human body looks. Other than that, you seem to have potential. For me, there's just a charm to traditional art.
I see what you're getting at, but it's not like her head is turned as far it can go, or even at a great angle; it's certainly nowhere close to being perpendicular to the body or anything horribly unlikely like that.
Yet again, I have to remind you that although it isn't too far out there, it's still uncomfortable to stand the way the female is positioned in the picture. The human body looks better and more convincing when it's relaxed. I am still learning about anatomy, so I can't quite explain it any further than I already have. However, I don't have to be an anatomy expert to know the anatomy in this illustration is off. In the meantime, this doesn't even concern you in the first place. Yes, by posting on a public domain, anyone can talk to me, but I was simply making a suggestion to the original artist. That's all. Not sure why you're getting so upset about it.
You're right, it is a public forum on a piece of public art. So, if you feel that others should not be commenting on your own comments, you should be sending them directly to the artist, no? Keep in mind that text is highly subjective; it's kind of hard to pinpoint true emotion in a hastily written internet posting. I wasn't at all upset, I just don't agree, and was curious as to why your opinion is what it is. I still don't agree, but you're certainly entitled to your opinion on the matter.
This really is very beautiful. I especially love the expressions and textures. It reminds me of both Lir and Amulthea from "The Last Unicorn" and San and Ashitaka from "Princess Mononoke". Somewhat on that note, I really wish I knew the myth/story behind this - I tried looking it up, and I got very few results.
Thank you for sharing this with us ^^
PS: thank you very much for making your work an "artistic nude" rather than the aggressively common "artistic nude"