The lighting is extremely nice. Matches the general flow of the signature. There just isn't enough detail for me. So when i look at it, i just wonder what i am looking at, theres no real detail. Then noise added needs toning down a bit in my opinion. Text is nicely done, blends in well, maybe a bit too much though. I would think moving onto more advanced lighting styles would be good for you now, just for some more realism. So basically if the lighting is comming from that side, it would hit her face on that left side. Then her hood on the right would be shadowed. Along with some of the hair inside of the hood should be more shadowed. Just to add some depth, which your new pieces really need, and your going to have to use more advanced techniques now to do that.
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@Izu: I forgot, your still new. v.v Simple speaks for itself.
@Anecdote: First let me say I'm honored to see that you put that much into the post to help me out. ^.^ Anyways, Your giving me great Ideas. I'm working on one now, I will use some of your advice, thank you.
@Voel: From my old style, its changed alot. And thank you, I'm more inlove with Hayley than the band. xD
Very good job kira, the lighting is very well as it seems to highlight the render a lot, which isn't neccesarly a good thing, although it compliments the render in a neat way, it makes it stand out in places where it isn't needed, the blending near the bottom is almost perfect, the top and left side of the render could use a bit more, try to add some more blending effects and possibly a little smudging on the render a bit, near the bottom to distract the eye from that area of focus and focus on the focal point, the face, i like the sort of see-through hair, but it does distract from the face, try sharpening the face a bit more, but not to much because the focal point is usually a bit more sharpen than the rest of the piece, overall pretty good, better than your others... 8/10