Love this portrait! It is very soft and tender, and expression is nice! Great work by model and photographer. It conveys love in a very sensual way. Model's eyes catch viewer's attention and touch to the deepest part of the heart! Yet I would work a little bit on the catch light on model's left (viewer's right side) eye - too distracting to my taste. And probably would make a bit smaller visually model's left (right for the viewer) part of the face. It is not covered with the hair and looks a little bit bigger than left part, so probably hiding part of it in a shadow could restore visual balance. Don't take too personal - these are just small notes after week of 24/7 retouching marathon )) Your work is great and overall impression is just amazing! Congrats on the great portrait!
As soon as i saw the thumbnail - i fell in love. This is such a calming portrait of a beautiful woman, that really touches your soul straight away. Her soft skin, and her expression combined with the gentle light that lits her up is just incredible.
Seeing that you've only used window-lighting, i must say that i am really impressed. I had no idea that you could create such a piece with just the window-lighting.
Might i ask you about your retouching here - what did you do to it? Since i believe that it looks so natural!
H Monique! Beautiful piece of portrait you have! Just wondering, how did you do the lighting for this one? Did you use studio lights? What about the background? How did you keep it dark? Sorry for so many questions