Seconding the commenter who said this had a Grace Jones vibe. The dark skin is beautifully painted. I think a lot of people have a challenge painting it but you nailed it! I think that the best part of this work is the violet lighting and the xenon effects, they're gorgeous and realistic.
I would totally love a print of this, but I'm not sure how that would come out on paper haha. Fantastic work.
That's the most beautiful thing I've seen on DA for a while. Great concept, and the painting is extremely beautiful. I'm totally jealous ^^ Do you plan on doing more like this ? (not talking about all the elements, but a few others)
More than a month, and it's still my desktop wallpaper. I just loooooove it. If you want to do something similar, I've launched a drawing contest on my website. Basically, it's to illustrate my book Les Enfants de l'Ô (it's in French). In the book, there is an artificial intelligence who takes the form of a beautiful blond green-eyed woman, and who's is kinda surrounded by blue electric glow (similar to the one in your painting). If you were to draw it, I would be eternally grateful ^^ I don't think you'll be interested, but I had to try (here is the website, in case you want to check : [link] The drawing on the index page is the winning illustration of the previous contest. I'm working in the publishing industry, in the area of SFFF, so there is a pretty good visibility for the winning illustration)
This is outrageously gorgeous....I am so jealous, I wish I had painted this! What a concept, personifying Elements! And what a joy to see a fantasy figure who is a woman of color rather than the endlessly white array usually presented.