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In the Mood for Love by kevinwada In the Mood for Love by kevinwada
APE 2012 commission that I finally am uploading here! Miss Maggie Cheung is an INSTITUTION. Learn it and learn it well. Had a lot of fun experimenting with this piece. Really happy with the way the background came out. Let me know what you guys think!
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This is a great piece! I love the dynamic that the background creates for the character and I love her expression. I also love the Blue China pattern in her dress. Very cool. I wish I could get my hair to look that good.

I would have liked more of the blues that are in her outfit or maybe another cool color to have as the dark contrast areas in the background instead of the purples and reds. I believe that it would have given the piece fresher look, different from the overall warm feeling it has now. All in all a great piece dude. Love it!
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Well, where to begin? first off, as always, I love how you've rendered her face. You have this unique quality of capturing a person's likeness that is so wonderful; it's stylized yet recognizable. Maggie Cheung has never looked so gorgeous! Just her overall facial expression is wonderful; from her lowered eyelids to her pouty lips, you've really rendered it quite well (and in traditional media, no less).
The background is brillantly rendered as well. I love the nice halo you've created around Maggie's head and how the light just radiates throughout the rest of the composition.
If I could give one suggestion, maybe adding a bit more cool colours to the edges of the composition, suggesting the light receding into shadow and even balancing out the warmth of the piece. But that's not to say that I already love said warmth and how it plays with the composition.

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emummy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Love the actress, love this image. So much beautiful imagery comes out of Wong Kar Wai films. 
Emgee78 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
She's gorgeous! I love Maggie cheung!
AnnabelD Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   General Artist
Man, I LOVE this...
aggielexi Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like yhe exture
MThomasWillard Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Love, love, love. Wong Faye in Chunking Express next!
osamaya Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Do you ever use masking fluid?
Miyazu Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
she's beautifuul!
SleeepyHead Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
it is one of my favourite movies of all time. And she is sublime and effortlessly stunning in every shot. I think some of that quality definitely came through in this piece. Although i feel it might be a bit too happy with the yellows and oranges. Perhaps just a hint of a streetlamp in the background or something. Her expression is perfect though.
TheCoriolisEffect Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your style is one of my favorites I have ever seen! I love the contrast you use with simplicity and complexity. I always thoroughly enjoy seeing your work (:
monokene Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Artist
Very beautiful. It is so clean and stylish and i like it!
Ma-lika Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
cool, love it, you have such an amazing style! did you learn drawing in art school or self-studying?
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