Very nice! Especially the background. Did you use any references? The way she holds the sword just seems wrong to me. I would relax in my arms and let the sword face down - and I wouldn't turn it so much to my right or left side. It kind of blocks the floating and magic feeling if the sword is turned so much to one of the sides. And the way the hair is blowing is just perfect! But it seems a bit like snakes. From mu point of view the hair should be more splittet, or you should be able to see the very thin hairs. But it's a very nice painting
Thank you very much for your critique – most welcome
Yes I use references – collect a quite a few of them – so at least I have some idea what things I am painting looks like. But the idea for this background came from a Matt painting training video by Dylan Cole – absolutely brilliant digital painter.