A friend asked me to a do a portrait of his roleplay character Asling in lots of pain, and told that Asling had sort of the classic beauty of Monica Bellucci and a olive skin tone. I found an awesome reference photo for the expression pain and started working. I have just played around with lightning so far and haven't yet gotten around to try to get the details to look a bit like Belluccine. (The pink line is there is because I'm playing around with cropping the picture there.)
I'm still quite new to defining light sources so I hope a this stage someone might offer me a helpful word or two about how I'm doing so far when it comes to lightning as well as any other feedback.
He also asked for some magic special effects of some kind causing her the pain, and I feel a bit lost. Anyone got any good suggestion to offer on how to pull that off?