One of the things I’m trying to do with my CGI work is develop a cinematic style. Some of the digital art I see around the internet looks like it’s trying to imitate traditional illustration, other pieces look more like comic book or manga style, a lot looks like computer games. This is all fine but I want my work to look like it came from a motion picture. I want it to look like The Godfather, High and Low, Barry Lyndon, Days of Heaven, or Night of the Hunter. I want these early test images to look like a still frame ripped from a longer dramatic story.
I actually thought this image would be more of a challenge than it actually was. Lighting chrome in the real world is difficult. I was ready to abandon it if it looked terrible. I imagined I would have to light the entire set around the character but I tried lighting it directly first and it looked OK. There are only four lights working here, a cool bluish key and two reddish fills on the character, and a light on the background. I’d really like to see this character moving with all those reflections but that’s a little advanced for me right now. I’ll have to come back to this one later when I start experimenting with animation.
Created in DAZ Studio 4
Rendered with 3Delight
Color Correction in Lightroom
Utopia Deck C