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Thank you budgie for the DD!!! It was very pleasantly unexpected! :omfg:

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments and all the favs!! O.O :heart:
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Given 2010-01-17
Red Queen by =bluefeathers ( Suggested by Hieyizar and Featured by sambees )
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Congratulations on your Daily Deviation!

First of all, this is a lovely palette. The colors are pleasing to the eyes, and your decision to put the lightest colors at points of focus (primarily around the face) is very effective. There are a lot of interesting things going on in the image, and without your splashes of white, the eye might not know where to rest!

STYLE
This image is very stylistically successful. It is so successful in that parameter that many viewers may not notice anatomy problems, issues with the structure of props, or the use of textures/brushes to create aspects of the piece that might otherwise be painted by hand. The image feels very rich and elegant. While it's almost always better to avoid structural problems in a figure, it's always nice when the style is so successfully executed that the mistakes do not necessarily appear to be mistakes.

FIGURE/ANATOMY
I think most of the image's faults lie in the anatomy of the figure. The design of the character suggests you have a well-developed aesthetic sensibility, but the underlying structure is not quite there in some places!

The thighs and hands are the most notable areas of concern. One thigh appears to be a different shape than the other, and the hands are not feasibly jointed. The right thumb is either quite short, or not convincingly in perspective. Perhaps looking at a reference to gain a more secure understanding of these parts of the body would be helpful.

This is not a real criticism, just a very subjective sort of question - do you think, maybe, the character would 'connect' more successfully with the viewer if the shines on the eyes did not obscure the irises and pupils so heavily? if I look carefully, I can tell that she is supposed to be looking at me, but it doesn't feel that way because she is so glassy-eyed, and at a glance she does not appear to be looking at anything in particular.

PROPS
The props are delightfully intricate, and go a long way in conveying aristocracy. The chair is in an odd sort of perspective - the chair cushion seems to be facing one direction, while the solid back is facing another. I think a way to avoid this in the future is to remember that all parts of the image are in perspective, and drawing part of the image in perspective (but not all of it) only makes the parts that aren't in perspective stick out more. If you reduced the bulk created by the seat cushions on the right side and increased it on the left, it would make the cushions look like they are in the same perspective as the back of the chair.

Thank you for posting this picture! It's quite lovely, I really love all the little details of the dress. It would be gorgeous in person, I'm sure! Best of luck with all of your future pieces!
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A really beautiful piece - well worth the D.D it has received, congrats!
I love the use of colour: The richness of the deeper reds and gold give the Red Queen a very formal, regal air while the use of cyan to highlight adds a bit of mystery and sexiness. I especially love the thought you've put into the metalwork on the chair and crown - the little gold lights in her hair stand out like little gold fireflies.
The way you have handled the perspective on the chair works very well - tipping the centre to show off detail and draw the viewer in adds to the fantasy, uncanny feel of the picture. The only details I feel required a little more attention would be the hand facing us and her legs - both seem a bit too thick and clunky, whereas the rest of her is very dainty and graceful. Perhaps a more flattering seated position to show off her legs, maybe a lengthening of the fingers to compliment the sweet little teacup and saucer?
Other than that, a lovely image C:
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aaawhyme Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous colouring style!!
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KawaiiBellaDesuDesu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
*is in awe and in love*
<3
You're artistic ability astounds me. This is... Absolutely wonderful. c:
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starcru Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
nice.
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:iconbluefeathers:
bluefeathers Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Thanks! :D
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:iconai-to-maho:
Ai-to-maho Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Why is your work like god-sent!!!
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Blackrose1323 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
I love the design, the colors, the picture overall. And now I really want those shoes.
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:iconbluefeathers:
bluefeathers Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Aww thanks! :)
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YukiRiiku18 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this because its not how one typically sees the red queen depicted... stunning work :)
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bluefeathers Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Thanks! <33
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emilycross889 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Perfect art o/
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:iconbluefeathers:
bluefeathers Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Thanks for your kind words! :D
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:iconchocolatelizz:
ChocolateLizz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
It looks beautiful- from the colouring, shading, design- everything!! <33
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drk-angel-luvr Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
i absolutely love this picture!!!
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:iconbluefeathers:
bluefeathers Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Thankyou! :D
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:iconmaxi-dach:
Maxi-Dach Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
wow, the details, coloring and everything is amazing!
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:iconbluefeathers:
bluefeathers Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Aw thanks! :D
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:icondoehaed:
doehaed Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
The fabric here looks soooooooooooooooooooooo soft and velvety... yum!!!
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:iconbluefeathers:
bluefeathers Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
XDDD thankyou!
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doehaed Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Very welcome as always!!!! 8D
<33333333333333
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Miss-Shyflower Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
omg this is the most beautiful thing ive ever seen
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:iconbluefeathers:
bluefeathers Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Aww thanks! XD
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Miss-Shyflower Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
You're welcome <3
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:iconmadubachi:
madubachi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love her dress
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:iconbluefeathers:
bluefeathers Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Thanks! xD
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madubachi Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem
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KAMEHAMEHAA Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
I love the details on her dress!
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bluefeathers Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Thankyous! :D
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KAMEHAMEHAA Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
^^ np
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Calicot-ZC Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
~Amazing art !! Really good job ♥
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EvilSaffie Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
:wow: I like her pose =D inspires an aristocratic air ^^,
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:iconbluefeathers:
bluefeathers Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
Thanks! :D
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mychem-totheend Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
amazing ^_^ beautiful detail.
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BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! :wow: Truely stunning :faint: :love:
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:iconbluefeathers:
bluefeathers Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Thanks! :heart:
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BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Its my pleasure :icongo4it-stock: :iconyoureverywelcome:
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JinkiMania Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Damn I love this one!
She look so !@#$%^&* with that tea cup!!
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:iconbluefeathers:
bluefeathers Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Thankyou! *3*
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:icontheqine:
TheQine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
This amazing piece has been featured!
Thank you for inspiring the hell out of me! :hug: :dance:

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:iconbluefeathers:
bluefeathers Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Thanks for the comment and feature!!! :D
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Solo-Aniles Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
[inserts love muffin]
<333 you make me eyes melt <3
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bluefeathers Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Yumm muffin! Lol thanks! xD <3
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Solo-Aniles Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
np c:
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:iconkohakumoonbeam:
kohakumoonbeam Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
You have a very interesting style. I like it.
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:iconbluefeathers:
bluefeathers Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Thanks! :D
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Caramel-Jane Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
The detail in this is truly incredible! I look at this and I cannot believe the amount of tiny things that are in each inch of the frame. You have left a special touch everywhere you've worked - her shoes, collar, cuffs; even the minute working on the curtains. Every time I look at this, I find something new. And I love that. :heart: :heart:
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bluefeathers Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Awwwww thanks! :D
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:iconhebelove:
hebelove Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
love the colors!
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:iconbluefeathers:
bluefeathers Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Thanks! :D
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Reilune Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Beautiful and elegant. Lovely work ^.^
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:iconbluefeathers:
bluefeathers Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Thanks! :D
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