your art is undoubtedly very beautiful and eye catching. one could stare at it for minutes. But, it does not show what the character is thinking about. almost like the characters are dead... like they have no emotions. they're facial expression is neutral. and that says nothing about the character. trying making adding some expressions in the characters using the eyes and/or the mouth
Hmm... A Bard? Even by the standards of the usual Chainmail Bikini fantasy outfit, that is just unreasonable. I think it's the heels that really make suspending disbelief a challenge. The rest of the look is extreme, but those heels would make any kind of walking agony. Heels have their place in Fantasy art, but I would opine that the wilderness is not that place. That said it is an excellent piece on other merits, especially the defuse light effect and the water ripples. As always, your detail work is second to none.