Without lighting, we have a flat subject. That's what makes Usui & Misaki so interesting, dramatic lighting. The red arrows are direction of light. Blue arrows are the shadows him being turned away from the sun, and is Misaki in his shadow. Here are three common sources of lighting that helps bring out certain effects in a face. DRAMATIC is made by overhead light. This can be in midday sun or strong moonlight. MYSTERIOUS is made when the lighting comes upward or beneath the face like holding a candle or flashlight. You'll see this effect used a lot in graphic or noir novels. CONVENTIONAL is the most popular. It is made at a 45-degree angle light placed to the side, above the subject and slightly toward the foreground.