November 12, 2003
In this study I was experimenting with the background again. I was trying to avoid modeling everything I actually saw, so I tried going more graphic. I don't like it, but that's what I tried. What I do like is my contrast between the hard and soft light on the figure. Look at the subtle light under the chin area. I was trying to get a subsurface scattering type of result without actually using it. So this also became an exercise in light based translucency, which you can see to great exaggeration in the cloth.
3d Studio MAX 5