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Tried experimenting with colours, confidence, and mood. Let me know what you think of it in the comments! :D
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Hi CQCoffee, I see you've requested critique so I'd like to give my thoughts!

First off, this is a lovely image. The lighting, pose, and colour palate are all very good, and match each other well. The subdued colours fit with the mood of the subject. The style of your painting looks like a cross between realism and impressionism.

Your brush work is skillful, and has enough detail in certain areas, while being appropriately rough in others. You could amplify the impact of your brush by adding even more detail to the focus of the image. This would give the viewer a subtle cue that the face is where you want the eye to linger.

The composition is decent, and the asymmetry works well. My one quibble is that the hair gets cut off in such a way that it make it appear larger than normal - as though it is on top of an exceptionally large forehead. You could perhaps extend the canvas to the right a big, or re-shape how the hair appears on that right side. It's not very prominent though, and I might be the only one to see it that way.

I like the blur and bleeding of the light in the lower portion of the image, and at the back of her neck. You could accentuate this by having it bleed even more, which might add a more ephemeral quality.

Regarding the anatomy, her ear looks quite small, and her collar bone area appears to protrude quite a bit, but it is very possible these aspects match your reference. I would do a quick double check.

Otherwise I quite like this. Keep up the good work!
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I would like to start by saying that this is a beautiful piece of artwork. You've wonderfully demonstrated your vision through your use of lighting to develop an ethereal and serene atmosphere. Your use of light color and a small scheme are useful in maintaining a strong sense of cohesiveness despite there being little linear work. I also enjoy your use of large, simple shapes in addition to depth to create a sense of smaller, more specific shapes (i.e. around the bangs). What I would suggest would be adding an element or object to the art that would make it truly individual, and perhaps add a symbolic aspect to it. Overall, this art is wonderful and was a pleasure to critique :)
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ssonu76 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice drawing and expressive
Avery-Ninifa-Star Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
This one looks so real~! :heart:
kaktusowe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great light <3
Sereida-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Student General Artist
This is so gorgeous!! I love her expression she looks so serene!
TearsofTurquoise Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Student General Artist
Beautiful soft backlight and thick brushstrokes :)
paddedpaws Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017   Digital Artist
Love the lighting.
Avatalence Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I love the light and mood in this drawing! ^^
the-evil-legacy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so beautiful !!! ^^ 
Charli-the-potato Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Soooooo amazing!!!
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork is simply nice.
EduardAris Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
RachBurns Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've done a lovely job with the skin colors! She's such a warm pink, even if we mostly see her skin in shadow. She looks pretty tired, too, as if she's been awake half the night and all morning. Wouldn't blame her if that were the case. How did you get her hair to behave as well as you have? It looks like it's flying everywhere but in the exact way that hair does. You caught its personality very well.
carlos-salva-art Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Applaud fella (Reactions) Gold Star Sticker Icon Magnificent! Fascinating! Wonderful! Beautiful!Favorites Icon 3D Fav fella (Badge) 
Theeartistkid Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
I like the look of this,the way the colors don't pop so much,makes for a piece where you're actually looking at the whole work!
ButtSensei Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
So beautiful! 
joycie24 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Neelai Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks nice! I like the lighting and the colors very much
kmkibble75 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really gorgeous -- the one quick note I'd make is that having her hair be a bit thicker in back might provide a bit more balance to the pose as a whole. Women's skulls tend to curve outward from the neck a bit more than men, whereas hers strikes me as being a bit flatter than it should be.

But the technique, medium and everything looks stunning!
CQCoffee Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the insight and the kind words! I'll definitely keep it in mind.
devid22chia Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amrao Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016   Digital Artist
ahh I remember seeing your stuff from my first days on deviantart... can't believe that was only a year ago!
You've improved a lot ^^
Did you use reference for this?
CQCoffee Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Wow, thank you for the kind words! :D 
It's hard to believe I've been on here for almost a year now too. 

Yeah, I did use reference; just a photo I found online haha.  
xiaommpong Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice composition, and what it might lack in detail, it makes up for the overall feel~    Kylo Ren (Matt) Approves Icon 
RcTheNatural Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very lovely!+fav 
CQCoffee Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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