The last part of the title comes from an old English dictionary that got mugged for the word return. This was supposed to be my first completely CS5 piece, as I wanted to have another go at the concept behind this speedy [link]
The speed part of it sort of...died. And while this has it's good pints, I still missed the original idea that I wanted to paint. It also has a weird religious feel that I really did not aim for, because I was batting for sadness and contemplative. The composition looks quite a bit dull too, much too iconic.
But there's other stuff on my plate so for now it'll simply go out as is. And who knows, after some more practice and another go, maybe a third time will be the charm
Anything really, but perhaps steered towards making the composition better.
I considered adding a crane or some other pale/white bird,(but not swans or doves, too...simpering) maybe even two to spice up the composition, but I have a feeling that the lady needs to be changed regardless.
So for possibly future references or for an overhaul, alternative poses for the woman that would better convey what I want is also on my wish list. If something of the background can be saved that is a plus but not a commandment so to speak.