Courtney by SeaLady
Renderosity artist, SeaLady created this expressive female for the Poser/Portraits gallery. I think what sets this portrait apart from many others is, of course, the wonderful rendering, but also the extra details in the background and the marvelous expression on the models face.
Not really a "come hither" look, although the expression is sexy, but more of a independence and a kind of "this is me" spirit to the model that makes her so convincing.
I love the small bit of freckles on the bridge of the nose and the voluminous, almost too much so, hair flowing down to one side of the models face. Skin tones are flawless as is that tricky part where the hair joins the top of the fore-head. Costume/clothing is also so great. The rainbow colored fabric really sets off the background and the models hair making the overall image even more striking.
Courtney by SeaLady is the kind of character you can find in many contemporary fantasy novels: smart, independent, empathetic and sexy as well. There are many other examples of this kind of detailed, subtle scene/characters in her gallery. I chose Courtney because it appealed to me the most, but there are literally dozens of models equally as interesting.
I highly recommend visiting the SeaLady's gallery to see more of this talented artists' original and expressive portraits.