Nice to meet you and thank you for sharing and taking the time to look at my critique! I hope that it is helpful for you. The colors and light are very good on this piece. Feathers appear to be feathers, skin to be skin, and metal to be metal. The gems are also very nice and not overdone. Her expression is also perfect. Not stereotypically sumptuous - she's serious and maybe about to speak. She's confident. My main points of critique lay with the torso, the spear, and the water crashing at the bottom. I'll start with the torso. For the strength of the shading under her ribs, as well as the thinness of her neck and arm, I'd expect her waistline to be thinner. Why not take it in a bit in the back. The thickness may also be coming from the very slight appearance of her left arm. It is actually so subtle that I didn't notice that it was her arm holding another spear. I recommend pulling her arm behind her torso completely and perhaps lifting the forearm with her second spear if you want to showcase it. Otherwise, I think she would look fine without it showing at all. As for her skin, I can see some texture on her chest and shoulder, but I feel like it needs to be slightly strengthened and/or shown in more places, or not at all. As for the spear, it doesn't seem to match her. That is, she's wearing beautiful fabrics and metals, but her spear is wooden and stone and simple. You might trade the leather-looking grip for a thin casing bit of that metal, or change the stone spear to glass or metal with metal fitting. Finally, the water seems too powerful for her to be just standing there. If you added some lift to her wings, and her hair, kind of like they were billowing from wind coming from below, the energy would seem more believable. (Even taking in her waist at the back would giver her a more energetic pose.) Also, you could add some shadow-darkened water closer to the foreground and at the front/bottom of the frame. It would add depth and power at the same time, and tie into the shadows of the background.
This is really magnificent. I love the range of shading from blue to green - even tints in her hair.Great detail work on the wings. I think on the larger outer wings you could have added lines to show the feathers, but they are beautiful. I think the fabric work and the detail on her belt are beautiful. And I agree the water is "insane" - great detail there! I would love to tell this story! I write a non-commercial daily creative-writing blog - may I include this image with credit to you and a link back to here? Best wishes, Margaret