If it’s a MagLite long handled flashlight, then it’s also hefty. Security guards use it as a stunning weapon: the high-powered beam can be used to disorient people if shined in the eyes, and it can also be swung and used as a baton because of it’s weight and length.
It’s common practice to hold a flashlight in this manner. It’s not just Americans who use it – from what I’ve seen, EVERYONE is taught to wield a long-armed torch at the shoulder. The posture adds for mobility, plus it makes it hella easy to swing.
oh yeah what the above post said oops
oh also in regards to the picture, the use of the lamps on the character create some of the ugliest lighting I’ve ever seen. I think the biggest problem is that you used maybe one lamp to fill in the lighting and leave it at that. Don’t do that, ever. Use other lights and lamps to fill in lighting. The entire face and body has all of this harsh polygonal shading going on and it looks like it came from a 1994 pre-rendered animated video.