Lovely composition--and the lighting is fantastic. And all the details, like the grass and stars. It reminds me of a tinted etching, actually. Especially the figure of Harry at the bottom. Whee, fragments!
Critique welcome...aren't I glad you always put that little mark there?
This is a great picture. As soon as I saw the "Whip" title in my watch area I knew I was going to like this. And I do.
A few nit-picky things that really have nothing to do with the picture, but just because I'm nitpicky: the end twirl on the whip looks slightly un-whippish. Mainly because I think the whip wouldn't have that many curls. But hey, it's magic, and the end twirl does add a nice bit of...I dunno. Something nice. Because the light is so thin there, but Harry's expression so intense. Contrasts nicely. I think a way of expressing this is going back to the scene in GoF when Voldemort merely strokes Harry's cheek and he recieves so much pain. And I think the clothy thing there is supposed to be Harry's leg, but I think it's a little too bent to the side and not attached enough to the body.
But the hand...*worships the hand* WHAT A GREAT HAND!!! I think the whiteness of it contrasts nicely to the black background. It's the starknes that catches your eye. Especially since the rest of the picture is softer and a little blurrier, and the hand is sharp, well-defined, and a very brightish white. The dark parts on the fingers and back really add to it.
Must compliment you on the grass. Nice grass. Good grass. Thin, not too bunchy, a little wavy and blurry. Adds to the picture nicely. Harry's glasses are nice as well. I noticed that the little white upper (lower?) parts reflect the light. It's a nice touch.
In all, a very nice picture.
Not to mention that Harry is in PAIN as well. *hugs herself in happiness* Hehehehe....
I'm glad you always use 'critique welcome' to its fullest advantage. The robes on the leg area were *really* bothering me, as well... I edited a couple of times and was still not satisfied. I've made a third attempt now, and I think I like the result, so I will leave them like this (I tried to mold them more to the shape of the leg, instead of attempting to make them look as though they're flying about the place). And I've attached it to the rest of the body now too. Thanks for the con. crit, I appreciate it.
Oh man! That looks *shriek* SO MUCH BETTER!!! Now let me see, what can I nitpick here...not to bother you of course, I just like to nitpick...
I think it looks a little sheer and not quite enough rounded. If the colors and dark/light areas weren't there, I would say it looked great. But the dark part on the leg, the really green part, looks slightly flat. Perhaps if it were curved a little more I would like it.
But as I said, I'm a nitpicker. Can't think of anything else, really.