I really like the mood of this piece, you made her look enigmatic. Lighting and blending are very good, colours were well selected. The only thing I don't understand yet is the cup, but that makes the piece even more misterious and surreal. Nice touch there.
What the.. oh, hey that's nifty. You know, I wouldn't have thought sepia would work for a representation of mother nature but it does. She looks likes she's in deep thought, or very sad inside. Not what the cup supposed to represent if anything but it definitly fits although I can't say how. Is it a reference to the holy grail which is sometimes refered to as a chalice or does it have another meaning or no meaning at all?
Wonderful piece, and even though the concept is a popular one, there is just something very refreshing about this Picture. Very beautiful blending job, and the detail work is simply immaculate.
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