First, I should thank you for recently making my own Selfortrait I a favorite. I appreciate it. As for your Valkyrie, I think that it is very artisitic indeed and am adding it to my own favorites. The pose is very evocative and you have done a beautiful job capturing your hair. Your lighting is perfect, providing very effective contrasts between highlights and shadows. Your arrangement of your hair also creates a strong visual composition, with the bulk of your hair divided into several larger flows (one on your right side, one on your left side, and one down your back) which are then complemented by the lines of a second flow on top in the back, the distinctive little braid at the edge of this flow, and the two smaller strands crossing your neck. All of this produces a very engaging visual effect. As you can tell from my own portrait I do appreciate long hair, but even if this were not the case I would find your Valkyrie very appealing in purely artisitic terms. I think that you may not have expected such a long answer to your little question, but as a retired professor I sometimes find it hard to be brief in my comments!