This piece definitely draws me in and just makes me stare at it for ages. All the different textures you have going on, in the mist and the hair and especially the prickly nest (?) in the tree, all of them just make my eyes giddy with delight. I love her face especially, so mysterious and beautiful and mask-like.
My only criticism is that a few of the details seem rushed to me. The mist creeping in on the edges feels a bit like you just used a stamp brush for it, and the lace under her skirt would have been an excellent place for some more eye-boggling detail and texture. Some more tones on the tree could have added a bit more depth, but that part is entirely up to your vision.
I love the ebony look that goes with the tree and the vivid leaves. The snow adds to a cold but calm feeling. I think that the nest represents the comfort of what she is doing, the familiarity. She seems truly immersed in her book and looks exactly as someone who is as into the book as she seems. Her blush magnifies the effect of the crisp cold and the grayed background fits perfectly with the same feeling. The bed/nest that she is in looks, despite the prickly looking effect, warm and soft- still proving the previous point of familiarity. Her hair (which I just suppose is her hair. Correct me if I am wrong.) is an interesting addition with the same spongy detail. The colors add to the leaves and the fading is well done. I noticed the small icicles- also a nice touch. Her dress is rather intriguing to me with the many ruffles and the total mass of it. It adds still more to the overall feeling of this piece of art. Excellent job!
you are very welcome! Any time! I try really hard to see pictures as the artist and the character sees them and I like to practice the in-depth thinking so I can exercise it on my own art. I love pictures that show such thought and time that was put in. Yours are among them. Keep up the great work!