For some reason this picture totally threw me back into the nineties, and i could only imagine Annie in a red, wide brimmed hat and jacket, with the theme song to 'Where in the world is Carmen San Diego' blasting in the background. I'll bet nobody remembers that show....
I've been stuck using the school computers for art since January, right? And of course this weekend is when all the architecture students are finishing their big final projects, and somehow a bunch of dudes got into the lab I usually have mostly to myself. And I'd hoped to color this suckah on Saturday. Only it's more of Annie than I usually show, and I felt reeeally weird being the only girl in the lab, shading Annie's ass, with a bunch of guys who were literally bemoaning being stuck outside when it was sundress weather. xD
When I have a little more privacy in here I'm gonna fix it. I just. Haha. I COULDN'T HANDLE IT.
Ahh, awesome! How on earth did I not see this coming...?
I like the fusion of styles, although the colours draw the eye away from Ani a little, maybe? Reflecting the primary colour elsewhere is normally a good thing, though... Perhaps it's the fact that the bolder lines around the orange elsewhere highlight it more? Although I like the lack of solidity around Ani...
What first really snagged my attention was her shoulderblades. The lighting and hue give such form and defination to them it is fantastic. There most of all but her skin looked great everywhere. The hair is beautigul; stylized but believably blending, and the dress is beautiful. The oranges and the light really make this composition appealing. I almost didn't even notice you used a flat, style-clash background because somehpw Annie fits into is seamlessly.
Stunning! I love the asymetrical hem line of her dress and her back (no seriously) especially just under the shoulder blades, it all looks smooth and realistic, as though you took the time to draw out the muscles underneath her skin to get it all right.