dude, looking god as always LOL. anyway the ramp thing, what i meant was the shadows, i understand what you meant but i was referring to the shadows and highlights. recently i learned a trick with ramps and colour, using the ramp with the same colour but with different tones toward black, depending on where you want the shadow. i might put it up on WIP, this is what i meant because you got some amazing lighting in there and i was wondering if this is how you did it or if you have placed a number of lights in the scene or is this a simple directional lighting?
cheers mate, looking forward to more.
ps, did you paint that redish shadow under the eyes in pS?
one crit, a rare thing from me to you but,i think too much highlight around the top of the mouth, can achieve the same thing with a highlight of reflected light from the bottom of the nostril to where the top of the lip starts, around that area, if your interested let me know and i'll wiz you a better explanation
the top of the lip looks flared a little/lot
take it easy and life will be easy