Use some texture in the white area, perhaps crumpled paper?
on Jan 25
The strong contrast between the clean white surrounding area and the deep red of the skin tones adds to the impact of this artistic creation. The detail in the eye is excellent and it is also carefully positioned in the composition for maximum impact. I like the idea of the gray shading but don't like the darker area where it's over her make-up. I would like to see this with more natural skin tones and a little less white -- perhaps an 8x10 vertical crop keeping the iris on the Ro3 intersection would work well.