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Such a lovely piece of art to write a critique for.

It's a great image with a grungy touch to it. But it's also very delicate and has a vintage vibe. The dark editing suits it just perfectly.

I love the way she is turned away from the camera, the twigs in her hair and the lace falling off of her shoulder. Her hand touching her schoulder, so delicatly, it's so emotive.

The technique is great. The skin looks amazing and the shadows on her back are smooth but yet defined.

This picture, just appeals to me on so many different levels, it's really hard to summarize all my thoughts. Alll I can say is, that you did a wonderful job and created a picture wihich is strong, yet subtle and soft. It's dark yet has an innocent feel to it. I'm very impressed and I like it a lot
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19 out of 20 deviants thought this was fair.

So... another picture that I can critique.

the whole thing reminds me of Artemis. She had a deer with a golden antler and she killed it by accident.
She - just the same as Athena - kept her virginity.

So what's with my associations?

I love your slender neck, your defined shoulder-blades and spine. it's really beautiful.
and again, your beautiful hand.
you wear white, the color of purity, yet you have those branches in your hair. they somehow remind me of bones.
It's just like the boney fingers that appear on children's windows during a thunder storm.

it's both a light and dark picture.
you being the tainted, yet pure part of it, living on in a impure, dark world.
it's a forest.
forests remind me of nature, yet of sadness, since lately nature was treated badly.
Artemis was also a protector of nature, being a beautiful goddess. Yet, just like the other greek gods she wasn't perfect.
she sometimes would fail in protecting what she loved.

and that's what this reminds me of.

About the technical stuff:
i really like the contrast in sharpness and blur. it's really well made, and fits perfectly.
the white dress building a nice contrast with your pale skin.
i like your chin, it's still visible, I can't seem to find words for it, but it's appealing in a way.
somehow your dress reminds me of a child's dress. don't ask me why.
but it slipped of your shoulder... that's somehow so... it's a subtle touch of eroticism.
then, lastly, the filter used, that makes it look somewhat old.

it fits to the greek mythology that it reminds me of.
so... it's a beautiful composition... somehow i come to think of it, you might have used one single detail, a leaf or a tiny flower or a berry, in deep red.
it would have brought so much more life into this, but NOT using a detail, has a meaning too.

so... great work!
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SimbAkella Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
С этой фотографии началось моё знакомство с Вашим творчеством =) Очень лёгкая и хрупкая работа. Она завораживает, прямо хочется бесконечно любоваться ею! *_*
MoononokeHime Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very fine...
VLoveSong Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
I love so many of your images. Do you license them to use as something like a book cover?
NataliaDrepina Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Photographer
thank you) yes, just contact me at email
JustinGedak Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work. 
ChameleoN136 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional Photographer

Great work! You are featured here…
Ornicar-photographie Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Like, like, like
krowka7 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful :) 
HammettLady Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
LyLyKay Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Miroslav1991 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
i like it
TheHiddenDandy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
TheHiddenDandy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Great pose!
Stringedheart Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
my dear, this is absolutely brilliant powerful but fragile at same time. just very beautiful. <3
GrandGuignolBudapest Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013

your beautiful work is featured here:
have a nice day!

GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconexcitedhiplz: Hi! Your wonderful picture has been featured here: :heart: Have a nice day! :aww:
Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just beautiful
Meggie272 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautifully delicate and off-beat.
TomoyaC Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is truly amazing!
Xcetera Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Featured :heart: [link]
Olaf68 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
beautiful work
pieton Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
love this very much.
Louppet Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
wondeful. (-:
Moriquesse Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
wow I really love this shot :o
HINOKI151 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
j' aime bien le style
C0nstantyn Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Nice one, love it! <3
AnneaGoewin Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!! ^^
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chantal-olivia Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work has been featured here: [link]
Have a lovely day! :heart:
highlandheart1968 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
LoriGarnerArt Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
This is such a beautiful photo. I absolutely love it!
SaluteYourSolution Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
This is really nice!
ViolentReactionInc Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful and wonderful piece of arc!
Hullek Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet piece. I like the atmosphere.
emotional-drug Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
you have bewitched me, body and soul.
Sarah--G Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Photographer
Wonderful work!
NataliaDrepina Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you)
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