Even without context, this is a beautiful, almost tranquil picture disturbed by undertones of tension: The blond (Rachel) is clearly edgy here. The blue-eyed brunette (Amanda) is tense, but maintaining her composure. The two young women are holding hands, but their posture and sway implies that they are walking briskly, as if anxiously hurrying. Clearly, they are bonding in the face of imminent trouble. Rachel's breasts are smaller than Amanda's, which is a nice touch because her build is slighter. The distinctness of each girl's face and physique clarify that these are individuals, making them "real" to us. TASTEFULLY BEAUTIFUL AND SUBTLY TENSE.
Although a fan of the written story, Amanda will always be head & shoulders (& breasts) a better character visually to me than Rachel; who looks a little boy-ish for my tastes. Amanda Jones in the Cellar 22 is one good reason why that knitted sweater in this new image above deserves some 'hands-on' attention. Nevertheless you've created a good, clean image here.
The photo reminds me of Rackham Industries from Nancy Drew. I assume you get lots of opportunities to take pix on your travels. I believe you were in Brisbane with Chonostock. And recently you're location has changed from UAE to El Salvador, to French Polynesia. Travels broadens the mind does it not?
Try as I might (and I try very hard) I cannot create a character better than Amanda. I am still rather proud of Rachel though. What you've seen so far is the tip of the Rachel iceberg. I have a drive full of Rachel concepts, that I am not going to upload. (Doesn't that remind you of Blackadder II when he says, here is a purse of monies that I am not going to give you?)
I don't know what you mean by Rackham Industries (and I don't know N.D. at all well) so do be kind and give me a reference link?
As to my location, Amanda and I have to stay one step ahead of the Illiterati.
By the way, you mention above the location where this photo was taken.
You have every reason to be proud of Rachel & her appearance works great. I like her. I love Amanda
Believe it or not I saw that episode of Blackadder last night in bed on DVD! The wise woman episode. Uncanny!
As for ND it's no biggie. Rackham Industries is the commercial complex in River Heights where Nancy lives. We have an Industrial area not too far from the suburbs where I live & I always draw the comparison between that & Rackham too. I'm guessing the picture was taken in UAE. No Illiterati there surely
Lol. I didn't realise the photo would be the 'actual' campus; I should've known! I always imagined the action was taking place in Boston, U.S. It doesn't take a 'wizard' to realise I w'Oz' wrong... (sorry about that one).
The picture was TAKEN there but it's supposed to represent New England USA. Problem is, all the time I was in Boston it was bloody raining. Thus I don't have a sunny day picture to use. You can always rely on the Sunshine State though to give a perfect blue sky.