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Stillness of time by Ophelia-Overdose Stillness of time by Ophelia-Overdose
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Model, make-up, styling, wigdesign: :iconophelias-overdose: | www.miss-overdose.com

Photographer, retouch: :iconhart-worx: | www.hart-worx.com

Designer: Brigitte More Latex
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Critique by Ashinson Jun 8, 2011, 2:07:06 PM
Format & Layout:
Beginning with an excellent layout, this piece has the model slightly right of center and set two thirds into the foreground for ample presence. The horizon / perspective albeit enclosed, provides enough air space.

Background:
The classic architecture backdrop in itself displays a harmony of elements like a proper balance of stone to wood, smooth surfaces and detailed items, flat planes and sculpted forms. The visual language has already set the vernacular of this piece.

Subject:
Our model quite elegantly stands strong, upright, full figured and feminine in every way - a poised yet powerful stance. Her weight is well balanced solidly standing with a partial assist from the wall. The bustier and skirt wraps her figure and is seen as a beautifully flared solid form. Her arms and neck line extend and branching out from her with sharp, statuesque edges. Her face expresses a calm confident beauty. The solid color, silky sheen skirt with flair, bellows and edge hem detail add to the solidity of the pose with highlight accents and are a transition of detail down to the strappy shoes, whereas the bustier top ascends to the bust with a blossom of detail keeping the attention right there. The clothing style are not consistent with the architecture, but the more traditional positioning and proportioning liken the subject in a classical statue state which works

Color Palette:
The color palette here is far from benign yet not wild. It's kept within a select group of natural colors. Colors of rich elements: gold, cherried wood, marbled stone, slate, pale skin, bronzed clothing and hair color.

Overall Impact:
Stupendous piece - this could and most likely should be framed by someone - large format with a wide weathered built up wooden frame and 3 step matting.

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Schermerberger
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valmont1702 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This one may be my favorite :)
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emilyanne125 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
stillness of time....but the right arm and skirt are blurry, like they were moving when the picture was taken....oxymoron?
still beautiful
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WhereTheSunSets Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Flawless ~
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FontanaWorks Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are the TRUE JESSICA RABBIT! you should work a disneyworld on a part time job :)
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Ard0R0us Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What stands out to me is the rich elegance of the color palette. I like the wood grain, the stonework, and how the whole piece has a consistent luxury quality feel. I find it interesting how the various tints of the stone are similar to those present in the model's skin. I know she's not a statue but she seems to fit the setting well with her classic beauty, or should that be the other way 'round? The blur of the mermaid dress is a nice touch of action differentiating this from a standard still life/model study. Classy with a hint of decadence. More please...
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Barn0wl Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Shermerberger's critique is much more in-depth than I could offer. I was struck by your beauty and the pose. The background fits in perfectly. The corset looks painful. :)
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SummerSun25 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing photo!
I want that corset dress!!
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MimiChanLove Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student General Artist
beauty!
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HotRodJen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
love the laytex mermaid skirt
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MirtKlaar Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
So stunning and a so wonderful dress!!!:heart:
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