haha it seems like people are commenting on your work before you even press submit! you are a rockstar my friend... and this piece is rockin! you've got a real handle on that program it seems, the texture and color are beautiful! the only thing I think I would adjust is how her body is lit from her ribs down. I think that since the blade is leaving such a strong bright trail her body would get a bit stronger highlights on the parts facing it. I think her stomach could use a touch more brightness too. but really those are minor minor tweaks.
Very much agreed man. I had done a test layer highlighting the areas I thought should be catching the light but since the streak covered the whole front of the body, I felt the highlights were too much. Either that, or its just my lack of skill. I need more practice! Thanks for the crit!
Hmmm I think you're right. looking at it the highlights I had in mind might have taken away from the mood/balance of light. As long as you knew what you were doing any rules can be broken to make the piece better right?