Really good realism, the anatomy is spot on, the proportions are great, and the flow of the piece is fantastic. My only problem is it looks like it's just floating there in the middle. Under the front legs and head you've added some shadow which works great but the rest of the body doesn't seem to follow as well. I can understand missing the hindquarters as it looks like a fancy piece of art where someone painted a beloved pet and let it fade (which is awesome, by the way) however it just feels like it needs to be incorporated more into the background. Other than that, it's really gorgeous and if you were to ever add a grassy background I'm sure you'd do wonders. You've got all the hard work and it's just... Wow. It's amazing.
Thanks a lot, man! I can see where you're coming from.
And another nice cow, though a bit weird how it fades away toward the end of the frame. Takes away a bit from the sense of realism when the background shines through the body I think... if the frame didn't extend beyond the cut-off point it'd probably look more natural. Not bad, though.
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