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Wasted Youth by arvalis Wasted Youth by arvalis
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I'm going to start off by saying that I actually love this painting so I feel kinda bad critiquing it.
Firstly, on the whole I love her hair - it has realistic highlights and colour variation and you've done the tips incredibly well, especially the really short hairs - however... where are the roots? I realise with shorter hair it's harder to see the roots, particularly on a (natural/newly dyed) blonde, but the complete lack of them here is a bit weird.
Do you not like ears? Only, you've gone into incredible detail with the rest of the features but then seem to have thrown the ears in as an after thought. I do adore the detail of the eyes and the cuts, though. You've managed to give her an aura of great pain, but also made her look like she doesn't - can't - care anymore.
Another thing about the features - although prior to getting beaten up I'm sure your character's lips would have been the same perfect red that she has here, but afterwards, surely they're more split and dogged looking? I don't know, this could just be my personal opinion.
Finally, I hate to say this, but I really don't like the blood splatter off her right shoulder (left to us). I don't see the point of it and think it retracts from the rest of the painting.
Ok, I lied, I have one last thing to say, although this isn't criticism, it's curiousity - why is the top of her head glowing?
Anyway, I hope this helps and I look forward to seeing more of your work ;)
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“Wasted Youth” is very raw. =arvalis not only did a fantastic job capturing the emotion but also the severity of this girl’s wounds. Just looking at her makes you almost feel each punch and blow to the face. And yet her calm demeanor suggests otherwise; smoking the cig carelessly makes you wonder what kind of life she lives, and if it’s on the verge of ending. And perhaps the light above her head is a sign that the violence is finally over for her? The light's focus is a great technique of bringing the viewer to the character. A very concentrated and explicit piece of art, great job and well done.
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LeCorbeauMort Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010   Digital Artist
I love ! She strangely reminds me Domino ^^ (google english sorry !)
UnderworldDJ Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap: Very amazing work
clipNET Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Nice work, reminds me of Domino Harvey from the movie Domino
marioneTTe2007 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
cuantas horas lo hiciste?

umm how hour you make is thi work?

sorry mi english
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
it took fair amount of time, maybe 10 hours?
marioneTTe2007 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Tenkius ! :D
Parady Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
excellent work :P
400z2fr33dum Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Student General Artist
Looks very Nastasha Romanenko. MGS? Especially the cig, minus the bruses..
DrDoSoLittle Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
It's very good

Can I offer a little critique though?
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Yeah i dont care, go for it. The piece is pretty dated though.
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