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Rebecca Lawrence. Mayhem #155507
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Art Nude & Fetish Critique Exchange

This is a clean, classic image.
While not overly unique, it provides a pleasant flow of curves and gradients.
The subject’s pose and tension are highlighted nicely by the angle of the light. The tones/color are controlled and subtle, in keeping with the classic style - and I like that you kept it “B&W” and not “toned” or “sepia”.

While the overall impact is clearly low-key, the placement of the light nearer the face does a good job of subtly drawing the focus away from the form, back to the personal connection. While there isn’t any eye-contact, the face/expression is still key and draw the attention. It’s a very nice presentation of the nude form, without being cheap or overt.

The few things that catch my eye - nothing “wrong” - just things to consider next time?
- minor nit-pick - the glowing fingernail on her left hand. (and easy edit)
- The model’s right arm is all but lost (magic hand reappears) - The arm is lost in her own shadow - so perhaps shifting her just a little back to the other (her left?) side might bring a little definition/highlight ? (This might not be possible with the stool she’s leaned on?)
- The right breast creates a shadow with very sharp line - It’s the only “hard edge” in the whole image. If the goal was to draw attention - great- disregard this! (This might also be mitigated by the above “shift” of the body)
- and Perhaps(?) - have the model open her eyes a little more to catch the light. (Have her look up a little?)

Topics for conversation and evaluation - Would a little more contrast, or just a little more light along the lower body draw the form out a little more (without compromising the “low key” aspect”) - totally a personal preference there - but interesting to play with.

Overall in my experience - the subtlety of this is more difficult than most people consider - and this one is nicely done.
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TheNecco Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
Perfect photo <3.  beautiful, classical, mysterious
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phydeau Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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pmagisa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Hi can i use this for an oil painting reference? Thanks
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demosthenes1blackops Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love the light
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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PhotographicEmotion Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Nice shot. Subtil work on the light
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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:iconaltering:
Altering Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great work!
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
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JeffPrice Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, what a great shot
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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Nomad55 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful image
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:iconphydeau:
phydeau Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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:iconnomad55:
Nomad55 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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