I would strongly recommend finding a group of local artists who can chip in the money to hire a model. It looks like this was painted from porn...which has some obvious aesthetic limitations....
sorry no. this was not done from porn. sorry that you think nudes are porn. this is art not porn.
Porn? I have to admit that you (Kat) must have a lot more experience viewing porn than I do because I don't see what you do. Not sure what the "obvious aesthetic limitations" are, but since you are more familiar with porn than I am, would you mind explaining? I am confused.
I dislike the pose; it cheapens the work. This has nothing to do with the technique, color, etc. Check out the nudes of Jeremy Lipking; he is very sensitive at selecting poses which are artfully done.