Well I think it's brilliant! I love the biotic effects, the fire, and I love the FemShep-in-action idea so much that I'd like to ask if I can upload this picture to a Facebook page I admin called Mass Effect Female Shepard! I'd credit you and link back to your original here in the photo caption?
Anyway you did also ask for critique soooooo... I'll try. Bare in mind I'm no artist myself! There's only *one* think I can think of here that might apply as a criticism and that's the feel of it being so very still. You've got all this action, so many things going on and a horrendous attention to detail but there's something not quite right in that it feels like a painting of a battle scene... it's hard to explain. All I can think of that might be missing is blur. Blurring around the edges where things have been moving - where they were to where they are now if the fraction of a second it took to watch this happen. It's something we take for granted with our eyes because quite often things move too fast for us. But compare this to a still image from a slow-motion capture versus those images you see where the (shutter?) has been let go a long time e.g. water looks blurred and so forth. That's what I'm trying to get at.
It's still an *amazing* picture though and you've been careful with *everything* else I can think of - even her hair. The only thing that can be missing is the factoring in of t he imperfections in human vision that mean that moving objects look a little less clear than you have painted them.
Oh thank you so much! Nice observation. Now some time has passed and I see thing I'd like to change, but back then I just knew I wasn't satisfied with the result. Whatever I tried it still looked kinda "shattered".
Не хватает слов, чтобы передать то, что ощущается, когда смотришь эту работу. На языке вертится только "Эпично!" или "Шикарно!") Читал где-то, что залог успеха художника - это внимание к деталям, а тут стооолько проработанных деталей)) Очень понравилось выражение лица Шепард. Она как бы проявляет к врагам милосердие убивая их как можно быстрее. С другой стороны в глазах читается многолетний опыт. Классно!
Ooh this is gorgeous! So many details but I love that it retains that painted look with a certain crispness. The only thing that keeps me from being fully immersed is the lack of emotion on Shepard's face. She's the center of your picture but she doesn't look engaged at all. It's up to your discretion as to whether or not if you would like to change it but it still looks good all the same. Cheers.
Thank you for opinion, I appreciate that and hope it'll help me in future works! (As for Shep - guess she's just tired from seeing those endless waves of reapers incomming, it's kind of state when anger and rage is gone, but you won't stop until you'r done.. mostly I intended to show desperation, but it's a bit far from what I wanted).