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Oriental

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Beautiful and brilliant colors.

I would suggest, if you're going to use stylized coloration (the over-bright colors) that you would also do the same to the lady's skin. Perhaps a peachier, slightly more saturated tint of that tone would make her skin look less grey against the brilliant backgrounds in your image.

One other suggestion I have would be to use a blending brush to blend the water left and right to give the illusion of tiny waves and ripples in the water. I realize that that body of water is likely a pond, but water is very, very rarely completely still, so some good ripples and dips and waves would give this image an extra ounce of realism to mix with the stylized colors well.

I'd also suggest avoiding any straight neutral greys, blacks or whites. Instead, use very very subtly colored greys, maybe a little bluish, greenish, yellowish or pinkish depending on the setting, but straight greys look very flat when used in images. Along that same grain, using different values, not simply darker or lighter, in shading and highlighting will aid you as well, to a slightly more realistic lighting. For instance, you can decide that your light source is yellowish, and make your shadows slightly violet using a low opacity brush.

Overall this image is very gorgeous! I love the details on her dress, and the detailing in all of the foliage, particularly the tiny tiny details in the grass:) Lovely work!

(Also, I remembered seeing this, from another club, or your own submission, so I apologize if I have already commented on or critiqued this!)
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LothlorienElves56 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011   Writer
The dress is very pretty and I love the nature scene in the background :D
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Alsheeny Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Painting the background was really funny, I still like this painting very much, though she doesn't look very oriental ^^;
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AZSniperFox Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love your use of colors along with the intricate detail of the kimono. Amazing work!
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:iconalsheeny:
Alsheeny Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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FreeYorker Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Nice work:-)
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:iconalsheeny:
Alsheeny Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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Jonny-Raygun Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love the colors in this. I think some blurring of the background or some lighting effects may add dimensionality to this piece. I enjoy the details in the background but the details and color make me want to look at that and not the lady which looks like the intended focal point. I think the dress is creative but I don't know how realistic it is to have almost all of the pattern in view on the woman's legs. The anatomy of her legs looks a bit off, it may be the length. Both thighs don't start in the same place so they shouldn't end in the same place. I don't mean to be too critical, I just think there are a few things you could do to really make this a great piece.
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Alsheeny Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, you're right, this need to have more work in it. I said I'll do, but this was more than a year ago and I have do nothing yet. I still want to improve it ^^;.
I like constructive critiques as yours, thans a lot for your comment :aww:
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Jonny-Raygun Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I know how it goes, always wanting to work on new stuff. Glad you appreciated the comment.
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thatstranger95 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thats amazing! I love the texture and color choices ;).
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:iconalsheeny:
Alsheeny Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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Obscure-Beauty Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist
awesome painting! i really like the background ^^
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Alsheeny Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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Obscure-Beauty Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist
=) :hug:
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:iconalsheeny:
Alsheeny Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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garnet2424 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So magical :love:
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:iconalsheeny:
Alsheeny Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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Emeralde Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful colours, nice details, sweet look on the girl's face.
On a sidenote, she looks like a Taiwanese friend of mine. :D
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Alsheeny Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it :aww:
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Emeralde Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :D
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:iconwildmatrix:
wildmatrix Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing colors and amazing level of details ... good job
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:iconalsheeny:
Alsheeny Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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:icontwirkle:
twirkle Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
whoa you're talented! :wow:
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:iconalsheeny:
Alsheeny Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, thank you :aww:
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AcidicAntichrist Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is very pretty. :)
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:iconalsheeny:
Alsheeny Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :aww:
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AcidicAntichrist Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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kikiko24 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student General Artist
this is very pretty!
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:iconalsheeny:
Alsheeny Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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RainbowPieces Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Really impressive detail : D you must have a lot of patience!
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Alsheeny Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed. Thank you :aww:
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Bellenian Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Wonderful details! : D
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Alsheeny Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, thank you :aww:
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Bellenian Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
You're welcome ^^
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Senelfy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very mysterious! :love: Great work!
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:iconalsheeny:
Alsheeny Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it, thanks :aww:
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fireheartxoxo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
love the detail you put into this! amazing work! keep it up! :)
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:iconalsheeny:
Alsheeny Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'll do, thanks for your comment :aww:
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FreeSpirit69 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
such pretty colors!! :heart:
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Alsheeny Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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FreeSpirit69 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :D
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icy-moon-shadow Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
I love the colors. :) The background is really interesting and you did the kimono very well, but I wish there was a little more detail in the face, because that looks a bit 2D. Also, the stones and trees in the back-back look more 3Dish than the bushes. Great work otherwise!
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Alsheeny Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I was in a hurry to finish and be able to enter a contest, so I neglected the final details. I should review it and finish it properly, and I'll do it. Thanks for your comment and I glad it like it anyway :aww:
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icy-moon-shadow Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
You're welcome!
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carsonhadlee Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
super nice colors...

:woohoo:
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:iconalsheeny:
Alsheeny Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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Deviant-KB Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
The surface of the water is beautiful :meow:
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:iconalsheeny:
Alsheeny Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I enjoyed painting it :aww:
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Dageeling007 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing colours!
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:iconalsheeny:
Alsheeny Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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