View Full Version : Lucianna (graceful light)

08-18-2003, 02:25 PM
Hello everyone,

This is the latest in my Venice inspired nude series. It's 16x16 mixed media on canvas. In the background I was going for that sort of irredescent look you get in a small puddle when the sun comes out after the rain...I nearly peed my pants when I managed it! LOL It looks different depending on how the light hits it, so I'm posting a full shot and a couple of detail shots at different angles. It was very hard to photograph!




Thanks for looking,

08-18-2003, 03:12 PM
Yes you should be proud of her. Wonderful chameleon like properties, shame I can't see her IRL.

08-18-2003, 10:00 PM
mmmm another lovely italian mama :D

couple things:
-kudos on the background. glad you achieved the look you wanted - it's delightful :)

-shoulders: the (viewer's) right shoulder needs a little work. i like how you've used bold lines to show us the delicate curve of a woman's neck/collarbone area, but the line here extends too far, methinks. maybe shorten that line up a bit, flatten or darken that dip between neck and shoulder. hmmm...yes i think that would do it. :p the other should is perfecto - and the arm tucks nicely against breast ((though there is a teensy little gap that needs a little black paint:D))

-the breasts are great, i like the difference between them (maybe that's what i was missing on your unnamed nude..) other than that, maybe smooth the outlines a little bit more - but they are nice anyway :angel:

-arms: i like the white streaking a lot. especially on the left arm. watch out on the right; the bold white contrasts a lot on that pretty purple, but i kind of like the effect.

and here it comes, the BIG SUGGESTION:
dun dun duuuunnnnn

i love her tiny little waist, and the curve of her hip goes with it so nicely...but....that left hand just doesn't cut it. if she were mine, i'd either extend it down off the canvas like the other hand, or...
(and i don't know if this is possible with your canvas)
i'd crop it just like the third picture! the more i look at it, it's better and better that way. the composition is more interesting, and you lose any arm length problems and funny hand situations. yes. that's it. :D

so anyway, she's wonderful. nice work, hon!

08-18-2003, 10:26 PM
It is difficult to capture the light. I bet the colors are beautiful. I love the sun after a prolonged downpour...glisteningly.

Be proud. :)