This is probably my favorite out of your bookmark series. Normally I would have gravitated toward the black roses piece, but I didn't find that one nearly as sophisticated nor as beguiling as this. That, and I also find that the color red, when used properly, is an alluring and colorful option as opposed to black, which normally strays from vibrant and passionate emotion and borders on emptiness (that's just my opinion; I love black, but red is so much more impacting).
Tulips, in my humble regard, have always been that in-between flower, as though it's trying to be a rose but really failed. I never found tulips to be that beautiful, but here, you took the flower, and turned it into an alluring, sexy, almost underground level, made them filthily gorgeous and filled with temptation.
The way you can only see half the subject's face. The straightness of her bangs. Sketchy, but oh so accurate folds of her elegant dress which sexily covers all but the top of her torso. It's stylish, and elegant. The only thing I wish this piece had more of is contrast, which I know, is not the style you were going for, but for me personally, I would be more draw to it if the colors were bolder, as well as the shadows.
Otherwise, it's exquisite work, and my personal favorite out of your bookmarks. The rest of them, for the most part, are too whimsical for me, unlike this one, which reeks of artistic prowess and recherche lust. Thank you for gracing us with your pieces. You are truly on your way to becoming a master at your craft.
It was my pleasure, dear. Keep drawing and painting. Your work is exquisite.
I have to say this has been one of the best critiques ive ever gotten. Thank you so much for taking the time, i always love hearing how people see my work. The tulip is actually my favorite flower and always had a hard time expressing why. I found it to be secretive and almost seductive in its silhouette.
I wanted to translate that into this bookmark and im so glad that it it came across the way it did.
I admit i was afraid upping the contrast would take away from the subtle mood. That might be more by an inability to control my reds more than anything xD But youre probably right more pop would have been better!
Again thank you for taking the time to break down the piece, its always helpful seeing my work through fresh eyes.