The woman reminds me strongly of Medusa, a great play on mythology if you ask me. The faded colors are submissive, but unique at once, making for a powerful background that doesn't take away or distract from the figure. Without a doubt, the first thing I saw was the golden band under her breasts and then my eyes followed the curvature of her figure and I was able to see the snakes. I accredit you, this is a masterpiece. Great job on using both contrast, spacing, and figuring. This is one of the best pieces I've seen in a long while.