This is definitely moving away from the little girl's realm--nice expression on her face! I think it may be due more to the intricate divisions of the sleeve, but is her forearm slightly long? And check your short line on the top step going from front to back--it goes in a different direction than the steps below--I think it should be vertical or else slanted more to the right. The designs and textures and compostion are LOVELY! Looks like you are having fun!
Love this Tara, she has a great mysterious smile. It would be interesting if the hand holding the fruit where slightly bent, indicating the weight of the fruit and breaking up the straight line of her arm.
Ooooo...She looks like she's up to something! This reminds me of a teenager who has been a sweet girl all of her life and then gets her first really naughty/mischievous idea up her sleeve (and beautifully rendered sleeve it is, I must add.) The snake is a gorgeous detail. I love that sinuous form slip sliding up the stairs. I'm wondering if you have an actual pomegranate you can open up as a reference. (Maybe you've done that already?) When I break into them, the flesh tears in an interesting, somewhat irregular way. If I slice them cleanly like this, they will drip and ooze. So, I could see adding either some drops of juice or a more ragged line of skin depending on what you are going for. But, it's also beautiful just as-is. It's a fabulous composition, and I think the next step is making sure that your color study keeps the focus just as you have it now...Keep her eyes and that movement from face down arm, up to fruit accentuated when you pick your colors. Nice work!
I think that the snake needs to be beefed up. I want to see her arm a bit more extended, as if she were getting ready to lift it to her lips. This arm position is sort of stiff, as if she is just holding it there for awhile, just to taunt us, unless that is your intention! ;)
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