I think the two different versions stand apart as separate works, not an improvement on one. They are both equally great works, in concerns to this piece I would like to mention the porcelain doll motif again. It is such an excellent image and implies many ideas on fragility and life-like things that are not alive. The wispy feel of the lines is preserved and adds to the ephemerality of the work. The choice of neutral natural colours was the right way to go for this individual work, but I'm glad you left the two versions up, they each deserve their own place as a separate work. Back to the colouring, it creates a very interesting feel of movement and apparition, almost dissolving the figure into the colours of the background and clothing, except for the rich pools of that snowy white skin. Excellent work again.
oooh... elina!! this is so great!! i really loved the sketch but this surpasses it completely!! the colors in the dress are wonderful and i like her hair!! so wild... this is definitely one of my favourite pieces of yours so far!
god, i love your linework.
the colors are excellant as well.
i think i like the rougher, more
textural parts more than the blurred
though. still beautiful.
that head is perfect! as well as the
hand holding the apple and the delicate
butterfly at the top.
and i love it when artists 'suck it up'
and take things the distance,...meaning
the background, border and text.
excellant embellishment. you definately
didn't give up on it at the finish line.
ps i'm thinking of doing a drawing/painting
of a glen friedman photo somewhat like this,...
been checking out some ashley wood lately,...
i was first turned on to her by another deviant,
and then i saw some work of her's on a site that
you were associated with. heh. sorry for the ramble.