It's so airy and has the feeling of Batik (dying fabric with wax). Though her face is beautiful, I do wish it blended a bit more with the more freeform, organic background. Perhaps if there was a piece missing from her face, or the lines from the web-like structure continued into the features of her face. Overall I enjoy the color palette, it has life, surprise and energy. The work is lovely but I think it has potential to go even further. It's the last step that can make all the difference.
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