Man, I love this piece! The vibrancy of the colors, the tilt of the head, the stark streaks of paint on the face, the expression in the eyes - this definitely deserves a DD! I was so struck by your photo that I just had to draw it, I really wanted to see if I could capture that expression: [link] This drawing doesn't do the original piece nearly enough justice, but I just wanted to let you know how much your photo inspired me
The colors work nicely, the bold red pulling out the subtler hues throughout the photograph. It has a lovely balance to it, and a certain intensity held in both the colors as well as the gaze of the subject/model. Quite lovely!