To begin with, I'm generally not a big anthropony fan, but I like this concept a lot. It's just a little bit sexy, which I greatly prefer to some of the less subtle displays. She has a far away look about her, and the pensive pose enhances her intellectual appeal. Her eyes are luminous and liquid and the eyelashes moist. I love that little mole on her shoulder; it makes her much more genuine. The interaction between her body and the negligee (or bra or whatever) is very convincing and gives the impression of depth, texture and the breathing motion. Her hair has a feathery quality to it, which is the result of broader strokes and a fairly low opacity, giving it depth and an interesting texture. And of course I absolutely adore her nose. I want to boop it. She looks very soft and warm.
There are two negatives which take away from the otherwise superb technique, in my opinion. That hand seems a bit off. The back of the hand is too long and has looks off line from the rest of the arm, almost like you did the fingers first and then the arm up to the wrist and the join between the two is awkward. The fingers themselves are quite good. I assume that rose color is from her sleeping on it. I don't think I could draw a good hand if someone had a gun to my head, so please don't take this too hard; I'm sure you know that hands are the hardest parts of the body to represent.
The other thing is that the hair on the right side of her head seems to have had less effort put into it. The strokes appear rushed and bidirectional, almost a scribble, especially at the very top. I know that is the tousled part, but it seems you should have put more effort into blending that distinctive feature in with the rest of the piece. The low opacity strokes probably shouldn't be directly against the background. If you'd gotten the hand shape right and made the hair on that part of the head with the same attention to detail you put into the rest of the piece, you'd have gotten 5 stars from me on technique. Very, very good work!
She's cute with bedhead. It's like the Two-Face version of hair; only the side she slept on got nuked! Love her expression, too. What must she be seeing, especially first thing in the morning in her own home? Spike, it's not nice to traumatize your poor mommy.
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Wow, the impact of this is just stunning. But once that dies off, you kinda get a chance to see the mistakes. Just as Charel pointed out, that hand of hers looks really... strange. The top is concave and the knuckles seem to jut out. Still, I'm loving your human rendition of her. It seems to fit her personality rather well, although, even for a bedhead, her hair seems just a little too... poofy. I mean, it doesn't just seem a little messy, it seems as though the hair behind her head has DEPTH, so that's a little confusing. A way to fix this might be to make her hair shading more crisp and definitive.
Either way, this is quite well done and a lot more appealing than most human twilights. ^^
Well to be honest, this artwork really just popped out at me because my course of thoughts went as following: 1) Oh hey, this is nice. I like her eyes and upper body... oh and her HAIR OH MY--Twilight Sparkle! 2) Awesome, another great stunning work of art by a fan of the show. *metaphorical tears of joy* *reads half of the critique by charelzzz* 3) Oh that's right, her hand does look a little wonky... and stuff. Oh and I guess the hair... mmm D: oh no.
BUT STILL, that's okay. You're doing fine, the thing that matters is that you -notice- that you could use work in that area and -plan- on working on it. Don't be so hard on yourself! We all make mistakes in art before we mold our skills into what we really want them to be (although the way we perceive art is constantly changing, so it's hard to imagine what we want to do with art sometimes).
But yeah, don't worry about these little mistakes. You'll work on fixing them in later work, right? So--not to seem insensitive or insincere here--don't be so pessimistic!
Hey, thanks. Hopefully, I'll show some improvement--if not next time, some other time in the future.
(And, I probably won't go back to fix anything in this picture specifically (for historical recording purposes, you understand), though I hope to avoid making too many of the same errors if I can help it.)
I know that you'll show improvement sometime soon, as long as you remain persistent.
I wouldn't fix the errors if I were you, either. It's not fun to work on stuff that you messed up on, and most of the time it's more fun (and a lot less painstaking) to start on a whole new canvas. But yeah, the whole "recording your progress" is also important.
This is pretty fucking great, If you'll pardon my French. It's an interesting mix of almost cartoonish features for her face, combined with a very realistic look for the body. The little mole and imperfections make her seem much more realistic too.
Her expression is adorable, and ditto that little button nose and the lips and eyes. Actually I love pretty much everything about the face. I will say that it seems almost a bit too shiny, with the little purple and white flecks on her cheek that make it look like her skin is reflecting light.
My only other criticism would be the wrist, it seems somehow disconnected, or out of joint with her arm, and it looks almost broken.
Yeah, I'm not sure what I was doing with the skin. I guess maybe I was hinting at Twilight's body color? I dunno, but you're right in that it is a reflection of light, so yeah, her skin looks a little shinier than it should be.
And I've heard about the broken wrist, yeah. Whoops, looks like you won't be able to write checklists without Spike for a while, Twi.