I'm stunned. Seriously. And not just because I love the artwork itself. You see, until today I had never even seen this image, but this woman is almost the spitting image of one the supporting characters in my debut novella. She's also described as living in the woods.
I rarely like this kind of grainy evanescent feel, but you obviously have a great understanding of values and everything looks very solid. I can't help but love the emotion and life in all your paintings. This illustration speaks volumes about the character. I realize I really need to get a better grasp of neutral colors. You have a lot of browns and greys here, yet the scene looks so bright and alive! The saturation is just perfect and in the right places. Amazing job