Quote Originally Posted by mporter012 View Post
Interestingly, I came across this article on npr today, and these portraits of the madmen characters are precisely the style i'd like to do! http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2...l-of-footnotes

Subject against the background.

Very large/wide rectangular light source directly above the center line.

If you look at the catch light in the eyes it gives away the shape.

The lack of hard shadows means the light is large and close to the subject.

The lack of right left contrast across the face shows that its close to or on the centerline.

The shadows under the chin show that the light is above but not far above.