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Keep Out~ by Justawaykitty

Ok, I'm critiqueing this partly as a cosplay, and partly as a piece of bondage artwork. As a cosplay, I just don't see how you could im...

Harukas Halloween adventure 9 by Natsuko-Hiragi

This critique should be red as relating to the entire shoot, not just the one picture that is my personal favourite. The thing that, ab...

Save Spira by MiciaGlo

I chopped off half a point on Vision because lots of people have cosplayed FFX-2, and particularly Yuna and Rikki in their default Gunn...

Selina Kyle - unmasked by Carollinae

Before writing this critique I made use of some Wiki-Fu to research details I wanted for the text. I know that the cosplayer sees herse...

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Keep Out~ by Justawaykitty
Ok, I'm critiqueing this partly as a cosplay, and partly as a piece of bondage artwork.

As a cosplay, I just don't see how you could improve it, since the costume is just so to the original and the cosplayer looks the part.

Viewing it as bondage artwork is slightly more awkward. I've never seen anyone do something like this before which locks out Vision and Originality. The combination of the lighting, the settiing, the expression and yes the model's considerable good looks give it massive impact.
So this leads me to my one issue with Technique. For me, the shot would be improved by the model's legs being closer to the pillar she's against so that she is bound more securely, and with more tape.
Harukas Halloween adventure 9 by Natsuko-Hiragi
This critique should be red as relating to the entire shoot, not just the one picture that is my personal favourite.
The thing that, above all else, appeals to me about this pair's bondage work is just how well Kitty-of-D00m manages to act her peril as she is progressively tied more and more securely, whilst still being able to actively enjoy her submission. This led me to my 5* ratings for Impact and Technique.
I also gave this a 5* rating for Vision, not so much for the idea of "girl in mummification" although I've never seen a live action full mummification being shot before (check shots 11 and 12), as for the story which establishes a motivation for both characters.
I couldn't bring myself to more than a 4* rating for Originality because bondage is a field where it more or less has all been done by now.
Save Spira by MiciaGlo
I chopped off half a point on Vision because lots of people have cosplayed FFX-2, and particularly Yuna and Rikki in their default Gunner and Thief costumes.

Beyond that I may struggle to make the word limit because there's nothing I can see to criticise negatively. The costumes are well detailed, even picking up the blended tones and colours of some of the original garments, particularly Yuna's skirt and Rikku's scarf. Some might wish for a greater depth of field so that Rikku would be in sharper focus, but that's about it.

I'm presently replaying the game, and as soon as I saw this shot, the posing and photo-editting transported me to Spira, and specifically one of the lakes in the Macalania Woods.
Selina Kyle - unmasked by Carollinae
Before writing this critique I made use of some Wiki-Fu to research details I wanted for the text.

I know that the cosplayer sees herself playing the Julie Newmar (Batman Tv series 1966-67) version of the character, who never appears as a "civilian" alter ego. That's why I marked "Originality" down to 3*; it's been done before.
Vision, Technique and Impact I marked way up, because I was impressed by how well she carries an iconic role (and personally my second favourite live action take on the character after Michelle Pheiffer's in Batman Returns).

There are 2 slight negatives:-
1) Julie had shoulder-length straight hair in this period rather than a tousled bob, although the bob suits both the character and the cosplayer.
2) The Tv series character did not use a whip.
I was reading replies to my comments on their recent work by Forty-Fathoms forty-fathoms.deviantart.com/j… and TheDarkRayne thedarkrayne.deviantart.com/ar… and found myself thinking that how we interpret an artwork can be a personal thing. We may see something that the artist didn't or doesn't, or something that they agree is valid but wasn't their original intent.

Is this why we create art, and in particular why we expose it to public comment on sites like DA? In order to find out what other people actually think of our work. Presuming that this is the case, does it really help anyone when a model (usually a woman in my experience) gets lots of comments that are just variations on "pretty girl"? Please, if that's all you've got to say, think twice, and see if you can at least say something funny.

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Dimples-Bratt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Thanks a tonnage for the watch! hopefully you enjoy my upcoming scale model builds.
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Haven't seen you in a while, how you been? :)
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paws4thot Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Not bad thanks; I guess this means you've not posted anything new I felt moved to comment on, and you've not been after me to anyone else's gallery for a while?
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