Well, obviously because proper spelling and grammar reflects on the person speaking/typing. I agree it's important, and I'm quite the Grammar Nazi myself, I just found it a little humorous that you corrected him without having thoroughly checked your grammar first, that's all.
What's remarkable to me is how like Mokoto Kusanagi she is. Even the body type is like Makoto's and of Shirow's female illustrations in general, if I am to be objective. There is something very Ghost In The Shell about this and that draws me in greatly. Wonderful work!
I hope you didn't take my comment as negative. I just wanted to state what drew me to the photo. I think it's wonderful! I think her similarity to a character I know well but placed in a unfamiliar setting is what caught my eye. The model is gorgeous. Have you worked with her before?
you need quite a lot of imagination to see kusanagi in this picture. Kusanagi's limbs are longer, her upper legs more defined, her waist more slender in profile, her bust is more ample, her face has a different shape and age to it and her hair on the back of her head is shorter.
I mean that I've seen a lot of women cosplaying kusanagi that were spot on, and this woman doesn't come close. A lot of people see that haircut she has on a real life woman and say "she looks like motoko", but obviously the character is more then just the haircut. I'm not really a motoko fan, however I do like shirow's works and I am watching ghost in the shell stand alone complex right now. The main reason I commented on your post is because I am an annoying person who has to react to anything I see as incorrect, just like Sheldon Cooper from the big bang theory.
It's not about being mean, it's about being honest and whilst sheldon is a fictional character he is based on a real person who most probably has autism. Don't assume I don't work on it, years of surfing the net and telling myself "don't react to it" have really paid off. However nobody can abandon they way they are entirely. We all have out pet peeves, and wishfull thinking is just as bad as deluding yourself in my book.
Honesty is always appreciated but it just felt like you were attacking what I enjoyed about the picture. I never meant to suggest that she was EXACTLY like Mokoto, just similar and that's what drew me to it. I probably got a bit bitey there. I've never felt like I've had to defend myself on here yknow, but either way I'm sorry. I don't wanna fall out with a fellow Shirow appreciator! I realise there are true people like Sheldon (hell, I've worked with them!). All I will say is maybe just be careful? There are some people out there who can't take things being said against what they write or say. I've found that to be the case in the past unfortunately.
One out of ten times I still have to blurt out what's on my mind, not taking the recipients feelings into acount. I tend to assume they won't take it personal because I would not take it personal if I was in their shoes. If what you mean is that the picture gives of a kusanagi vibe so to speak, then I cannot argue with you since there are no facts to agree or disagree with. If I came across as blunt or even mean, that is not how I intended it to sound. Inflection is dificult over the internet and in real life people who don't know me sometimes call me out on being blunt and they are most probably right. Sugar coating the message takes so much more energy compared to just saying the essense of the message. tldr; my way of saying sorry I goofed up. -_-
Thank you for the warning, I know what you mean. Say if 1 out of 10 things I want to react to, I actually react to, and 1 out of 5 of those cases go slightly wrong, I'll gladly pay the price of drama for being able to speak my mind without sugarcoating it.
The colors here are so expressive. The purples in the rocks and her hair are perfect. Her pose is also very full of expression. It tells a story. Her body language is clear. She looks confused, scared, maybe hesitant. Beautiful. More than just a nude woman, this is a story. Well done.
Interesting. At first it looked like she's pasted in, just how the DoF plays tricks w/ the eye & the low contrast background. Gives her an almost surreal effect.
I've imagined this piece a little differently than the title suggests.
I find the bones revealed through her skin compliment the rocky 'ribs' of the wall. It expresses to the viewer that both are laid bare - the woman & the stone. Nothing is hidden, though the wear on both is evident. Her once expressive hair is nearing a disheveled appearance, & the lines in her hands show weariness as it touches the similarly weathered rock. It is as if she was part of the rock itself, ancient & majestic yet not immune to time.
The full grasping backwards at the wall makes me think she's simultaneously leaning forward & not yet sure of her decision to continue. The focused (or perhaps regretful) look says to me that she has come a long way & had hoped to finally fulfill her goal. Whatever that may be.
With her right foot still touching the wall & her left foot sinking into the broken stones below, it makes me feel perhaps she did not desire to leave the stone after all. Perhaps she will crumble away suddenly, like the stones about her & join the many others who've taken the path before her.
Or perhaps she is simply the spirit of the stone itself, showing her defiance against her rival, the winds.