I agree with Madame GothicVisions; Dark and Dangerously Gorgeous. Any idea who she is? Someone you used to know? I've got chills... they're multiplying, and I'm losing control... err you've heard this line before? I tell you I should not have mentioned it to John Travolta!
I think you should work a bit on clothes and folds.
It´s because you need a lot of knowledge in anatomy to get a result where render and painting fit together well.
Do some Life Drawing, watch people in everyday life, practise.
Apart from this i like the pic as a whole artwork a lot.
Ahhh... it reminds me of the classic foreteller's formula: "you'll met a handsome stranger/beautiful mysterious woman and will have a story with her".... just how many bloody handsome strangers and beautiful mysterious womans are out there!?!? And why i haven't met any? Must have something to do with the fact i didn't pay the foreteller... :\
As i said, i had little doubt this wasn't going to disappoint! That's one charming portrait and her darkened eyes have a really mesmerizing effect!! Great looking!!
That did it, I'm never doing another portrait...or at this rate anything else...this is absolutely marvelous. She's breathtakingly dark and those eyes are so penetrating..fantastic postwork Rodney..you just excel at everything you do but you may have found a whole new direction here, please do more like this.