The shadows on her skin tone alongside the autumnal brown of the grass produce a hypnotic effect. She is like a camouflaged creature, blending into her environment. Her sensuous curves are only magnified by this phenomenon. Well done.
Hey, lovely picture, I LOVE the use of a 'limited pallette' as they say in paint speak, and I like the focus and toning too. Just one thing; because of your use of limited pallete, I think it could make it really beautiful if you could make the hair on the model quite long, and perhaps draping it across the body and over the breasts? I think that this could tie in the model in with her surrounding enviroment quite nicely, paticularly with her hair being red
Visually this piece is gorgeous and not just because the model is a cutie, though she definitely is, which is not something I can often say about a nude... even a DD nude. I love this setting. I love these colors and how they match and or resonate with the colors of the model (yes I am making terminology up to explain how I feel. Me NOT photographer).
Theme wise I'm not really sure what its trying to say though. Browning grass (nature), decaying train (man made world), beautiful woman still WELL within the bloom period of life... contrast of some kind maybe?
You're welcome to not like this sort of work. But seeing as there is nothing they could possibly do to make it "better" in your eyes, it's -rude- to leave a comment. You're allowed, sure. But why bother? Go look at, and encourage, work you do enjoy instead.
So do you have a link to an artistic nude in a rural setting like this that you feel shows the photographer made an effort worthy of a DD? Or are you saying that categories involving nudity shouldn't get DD's period or perhaps even exist?
On the subject above. Yes you were talking to Nyx-Valentine because they chose to make this a DD not the photographer or model. And your original comment appeared to be addressing how this piece became a DD which is Nyx-Valentine's work.
And whilst I'm not sure I entirely agree with it I think I ran accross a DA policy rule that was against such statements (those opposed to it being a DD ) being posted on the piece itself. help.deviantart.com/873/
None of this is me saying you are wrong for feeling the way you do or even voicing it. Though maybe the DD part of it needs to be addressed directly to those responsible. Other than the DD aspect of it, I personally don't see why a person shouldn't be able to voice a negative criticism about a piece when the comments are open as long as it is constructive/useful negative criticism. Feedback is feedback.
I never comment on actual negative criticism, honestly, no matter how much I disagree with it. If it's something constructive and useful, it's not my place to monitor. But comments like the original one here are absolutely against policy, and just generally sucky things to say
In my opinion, leaving comments like this on another artist's page is just plain classless. Art is subjective. What one person likes, another person may not. Congratulate the person on their DD and then be on your way, or say nothing at all. There is no need to leave rude or hurtful comments on someone's page, especially if it will put a damper on such an exciting thing for an artist like getting a DD.
No, not porn. This is a very tasteful photograph, with thoughtful composition and lighting, celebrating the female body. If you don't like it don't look and if you do look don't comment on it. Please keep completely negative comments to yourself.
You see, I once turned the content filter because I was sick of seeing pornography. When you're on the front page, it doesn't hide things from you and tell you what they are. It removes them. Entirely. The only way to arrive at something that's filtered is to actively look for it.
So, I turn it on because I don't want to see porn.
It removes, entirely, my ability to find horror art on the front page.
They need to make it so that you can choose to hide certain categories.
Example... I'd hide "artistic nudes" (less than 5% of that category is even mildly "artistic") and "anthro" (MLP and furry porn). That would get rid of porn. Turning the filter on gets rid of EVERYTHING.
This site has so much porn on it that it becomes frustrating, especially with the number of DDs that are blatantly pornographic. This piece isn't a great example of my point. While the nudity doesn't add anything to the picture except a naked woman (which Playboy (NOT AN ART MAGAZINE) does all of the time without producing any art) it isn't as bad as most that win DDs.
Uh, as the person who has been featuring art nudes and fetish for the past....while, I can assure you, I do not feature pornography. But really, be mature, if you don't like it, click back, and go look at something you enjoy instead. This isn't hurting you in any way, beyond your self inflicted inability to move on.