The first picture I've painted since I got back from my vacation, the first i've done in a while. I think it turned out better than how I was previously doing. Hopefully taking a break did me some good!!
I see a lot of Alphonse Mucha/Art Nouveau influence here - the sinuous lines and the subtlely-changing earthy colors give the work a naturally-elegant flavor. The diagonals in the composition are alluring, and the figure's gaze bisects the picture plane tastefully, allowing the eye to move. Great work!
Actually, a couple of days before I drew this picture, I went to the Alphonse Mucha museum they have in Prague. It was really inspiring, I think that a lot of that inspiration leaked through to here. Thanks!