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what do you want? by EricSusch what do you want? by EricSusch
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.

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The Space Between Us by EricSusch I was fluid, like water by EricSusch This World is MINE! by EricSusch The Creation of ATOM by EricSusch 
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DB3D Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most excellent render
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sohighlydubious Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful! The light is gentle and of course the robot's surfaces are to die for.
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EricSusch Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
thanks sohighlydubious !!!
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RobotProphet Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
awesome!! She looks like princess techla from shadow raiders.
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I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
I've been goofing with the same idea myself, with varying levels of success. 
I've never thought about it, but I bet there's a trick to photographing really good looking chrome. I'll have to grill a few photographers about that.
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