I’m much more satisfied with the central figure now, following a little effort to complete the hair and the hand on the Empress’ shoulder, which acts to place the head of the centre figure in context with the other girls. I’ve added two arms supporting the Empress, one deliberately reflecting the arm on the left side so that the composition is balanced and finds some grace – now the shapes below the Empress’ arms is mirrored I can enjoy the flow of that cross shaped composition made by the body and the arms. I’ve extended the hair a little, although I’ve yet to edit the Empress’ face and neck and haven’t touched her hair yet. I’m enjoying the work very much.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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