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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.…

Other works by me:
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
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.
EricSusch Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
thanks sohighlydubious !!!
RobotProphet Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
awesome!! She looks like princess techla from shadow raiders.
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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