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June 8, 2011
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Stillness of time by Ophelia-Overdose Stillness of time by Ophelia-Overdose
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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.

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.

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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valmont1702 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This one may be my favorite :)
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
WhereTheSunSets Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Flawless ~
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 :)
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...
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. :)
SummerSun25 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing photo!
I want that corset dress!!
MimiChanLove Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student General Artist
HotRodJen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
love the laytex mermaid skirt
MirtKlaar Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
So stunning and a so wonderful dress!!!:heart:
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