Inspired by the fantasy novel The Tombs Of Atuan by Ursula K LeGuin. I've been re-reading the Earthsea books lately :)
I liked that book too. And though I like the faint blue shading of the bricks in the background, it seems important to me that the Labyrinth of Atuan isn't merely dark, it's utterly black. (As I recall, "no light allowed" is one of the cult's rules about the Tomb.)
Ah Arha, before she became Tenar. This has some foreshortening and posture issues, but a cool mood! Well-done
Very nice, we almost can feel the oppressive atmosphere!
Okay, I've done a not ultra-quick but not massively in depth edit on this. Maybe hasn't fixed the arms entirely but I think they're better. I've upped the colours to 16 so I could soften up the shading on the face and re-worked the shading in general.
Thanks again for all the feedback.
EDIT: Just missed that last comment... I'll bare it in mind next time I'm working on something similar.
It's great work. The blue background-bricks cold be better. Put some dark brickcolor to the bg and it's perfect!
Once my fav book by my fav author =)
Nice work; agree with previous crits. Light mostly: needs more contrast and hard shadows, and highlights on the face are not realistic. Also, the highlight on her left hand can't be as strong as those on her face and right hand: illumination decreases as distance squared, so roughly 1/10th the amount of light reaches that hand relatively to her face.
Good job with this. In addition to what others have pointed out, I would also say that her facial dimensions are a bit unusual. There's something odd with her nose, even taking into account the bottom-up perspective and the lower light source. I also think the highlights on her cheek are a bit too sharp, which makes it look like she has odd cheekbones. However, I'm no master of anatomy, so don't put too much stock in this :)
Hmm... I was hoping to leave this one behind now but maybe I can find time for a quick edit... Thanks for the feedback :)
Agree with cure, most notably her left arm (w/ hand on wall).
Why not darken the scene up and strengthen the candles close effect for a more dramatic scene? Still nice, though.
the foreshortening needs some work I think, right now she appears to just have really short arms
This is really nice, I like the atmosphere and the lighting/colours on the stone wall are very good too.
I enjoyed reading "A Wizard of Earthsea" a while back but never got to the other books...now I'm curious to read "The Tombs of Atuan".