This is such a captivating concept and the details of this piece just keeps me enthralled in the fantasy about who the young girl is and why the woman chose the path as a white necromancer. The rotten hand is like the cherry on top, the dark and grimy to balance the pristine and ornate of the caller. A truly inspiring piece!
Thanks so much for the heads up, but I'd like to find out what the context of this posting is before I ask anyone to take it down. At first glance it looks like it's just part of a magic-appreciating facebook group, I'll ask to see if I and the other artists featured can be credited.
'Tis fairly good. I agree with Lizterhann about the issue of weight (maybe less flapping of the cape?), but it's far better than anything I can do. I also enjoy the concept of a not-so-evil necromancer.
The colouring is very nice and the lighting is gorgeous ! Though, whereas the composition is quite dynamic, I'd say that the picture is a little unballenced, and the necromancer seems unsteady : There are too much "visual weight" on the right of this character ( the floating clothes, the staff...) and about the background, maybe there are too much empty space above the characters and little not enough under. Another thing that's catching my eye is the left leg of the necromancer, refering to the position of her hips, the let hand foot couldn't be that far behind the right handed foot. Also, the big white areas formed by the clothes are a bit too bright (event if this is logical since the light is coming from the ghost) and may drag too much attention from the viewer, and distract him from the beautiful faces you did that deserves all the attention. Take it easy, that's just my thoughts to be constructive about your beatiful artwork, I do not mean to upset you anyway
No i really appreciate it, an need more people to be critiquing my work on here I see now about the brightness of the robes and their visual weight, I definitely could have gotten away with something a bit smaller. I'm not sure I understand about her left leg though, I thought I stretched it back a fairly small distance behind her? I think I may have made it look too close to her foot laterally so it might look as if her hips are at 3/4 facing us while her feet are going into profile. That could be what's causing the confusion.
I'm glad you appreciate it ! What I was meaning about the legs is that the left leg of the necromancer seems too long, if we refer to the position of her hips, the leg would be a little more ahead of the right leg (right hand side of the character). That's just how I feel about this painting, but I may also be wrong (excuse me if I'm not making me understandable, I'm not native english and I'm not sure what I whrite always means what I want it to).
The article was written with a less sinister form of necromancer in mind, one that focuses on the "life" aspect of spiritualism etc. Talking to the dead rather than controlling them is something that seems to be key.