The second time around, perhaps the Empress will be a little bit more forgiving?
Here I am again, with more Empress images to cull. I'll look at all the thumbnails I can cope with today this time, then extract more details and words about them before I am driven insane by poorly rendered hands, faces, and compositions that might just work, but also fail to stun me by the smallest of margins.
A good seated pose, a good natural vignette. An interesting facial expression, and really well rendered crown. It looks more like a farmland scene than something befitting the Empress however, so I am afraid I must move onward.
Thumbnails can be very, incredibly deceptive, as demonstrated by this image. What is happening with the lower torso? How is the arm holding the wand / sceptre so very perfect? Will I be able to sleep tonight with a nightmarish vision such of this haunting me?
Now here is an image, when taken from the hops up is actually incredible and amazing. The expression, the pose, the way the fabric drapes... but then below the waist, the way that fabric drapes is a nightmarish shade of ... something I can't entirely describe properly, sadly.
This portrait is very fantasy inspired, and it looks as though it is shot on a lens with a very, very shallow aperture. That's not a bad thing, but that dreamy background can't subtract from the flat skull, and lack of critical pictorial elements in the image.
Finally, were it not for the blade of darkness emerging from the poor woman's head in this image, it would again be a great candidate for an image. Of course, of course, it could be fixed using in-painting, but that is not the point of this.
I'm here to ruthlessly cull images, and I'm sad to say, I'm not going to find the Empress in this image.
I'll be back again soon with even more of these images. I'm sorry if you're getting sick of them. I'm a little bit obsessed, and will not rest until I find the perfect representation of whatever is in my mind's eye, which is sadly a constantly shifting standard of what this image should and could be.
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