... good idea to place the shadows. maybe I'm wrong, but with regard to the shadow of the winged heart which suggests that the light comes from top right ... so the shadows on her right side and on above her head look unrealistic to my eyes.
please don't take it amiss, it's just my humble opinion, nice concept and tones anyway!
no your absolutely right, thanks for saying so. I was going to go in and correct the shadows this weekend. For some reason at the time it looked best there but I wasn't taking the overall lighting into account. I always appreciate the advice.
I did try it with her eyes open but this was definitely the best pic.
Your right about the shadow and the direction of light but when I put the shadow to one side it didn't look right. She is just a cutout really (shot against white), so her edges didn't really match. The shadow was a way of getting things to blend together better. Now that I look at it, I might tweek it a little. Sometimes one just needs to see it with fresh eyes. Thanks!