I do think thought that the gold sort of splashes onto the top goose, which takes away from the darkness of it's beak and head.
I think you did a really good job using the reference photograph to create a very realistic portrait. The only differences I saw was that the reference's nose had a deeper bridge and under the lip the chin dipped further back.
I think one thing you could have pushed here was the shading of the skin. I like that you've combined the reds, purples, and blues into the color of the skin, but it just seemed way too pale. I think the shading in the neck region was good, but I think even that could have been darker. I think the cheek could definitely be shaded more.
I don't know if the choice to elongate the neck was stylistic or to match the bird's, but it did look a little strange to me. Beyond being abnormally long, it's also very very skinny. I would picture at that length that you could catch a glimpse of it on the other side of the bottom bird's neck, but you don't.
Overall though, I think that this is a very original, beautiful piece and love the coloring.
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Also the neck of both the lady and the birds is long and i like this idea. The background reminds me to the winter, snow...and in general this painting seems "cold".
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I love the colours you used, they work very well together. The red tones around the woman's an the goose's eyes contrast very nicely with the blue and violet tones you used otherwise. I also like the shading, it looks very soft.
You did a great job with the proportions of the woman's face as well, though I have to agree with =hefeigal, I'd make the chin a bit longer, too. Another thing I noticed is that her neck seems to be too thin towards the bottom of the drawing, probably because it's partly covered by the neck of one of the goose.
Otherwise I really like your painting, the composition is great and the background adds to the overall impression, too.
Well done, keep it up!
Hahaha, her neck does a full on vanishing act! It was one of those things that I noticed after I had finished and posted the piece. I figured, oh, well, and that I would leave it to the mysteries of the goosy ethers. For truly, their neck-vanishing abilities are to be envied.
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I like the surreal colors you used, and the soft shading works very well!
The woman's face is nicely done, though I'd personally make the chin a bit longer. Also, the lines of the eye could be darkened a bit to really emphasize the details.
But other than that, this is a beautiful piece! I like how the geese are kind of blue instead of their usual black, and the purple in her hair looks surprisingly natural. The shading on the goose's neck is really lifelike, and the splattered background contrasts very nicely with her pale skin.
I will certainly pay attention to the lines around the eyes next time - thank you for that!
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