Book cover^^ Liu RuShi is a famous QingHuai courtesan in Ming Dynasty,who has the talent intelligently. Because of being concerned about country and people,she states opinion to officials, finally became Secretary of military affairs...
Hi ...Dear ... phoenixlu ...!!! Your Fantastic Art work ... Liu Rushi is featured in Action-Portraits...!!! if you don't mind... best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!! [link] Mitia-Arcturus
^the extra O was intentional to show the emotion i am feeling
I love the way you can see the movement as being so complete. The intricacy of the blade, her clothes and the fantastic expression. This looks like what SHOULD have been on the cover of Irene Radford's books.
I LOVE the character design and the background. the green tone colors are really beautiful.
will the colors be a bit more accentuated as a book cover? bit more dark might help the character pop out more... don't know why it seems so. maybe it's just me wanting to see more darkness in this piece... I don't know where to look at the village behind or at Liu RuShi, was it your intention?
annnnyway - I LOVE it! there are no bad points just proposals!!!
I like how it seems to be a picture of two halves. You have the courtesan at the front and then a suggestion of her home (or life) in the distance. However, the green tone over the whole picture helps to keep the foreground and background as one. Great technique as always and I love the brushwork they you do.