"I'm here on behalf of :iconSelfTaughtArtists: because your piece was in the group's critique requested folder."
First of all, I just have to congratulate you on the fantastic, almost photo-realistic picture! The goddess is so beautiful, and I love the small touch that the lion is making eye-contact with the viewer, like he is watching you, maybe even with a small warning. I get such depth and emotion from this picture.
The shading and highlighting is absolutely beautiful! I love the texture of the lion's fur and the goddess's robes.
Beautiful! Well done on this work, you did an amazing job!