Gedd, thank you so much! It’s nice to be appreciated.
I haven’t gotten any sleep yet (it’s 2pm!) as the video just isn’t cooperating. I decided to do a specific figure for the video- and will post it here to show what a spotlight from behind/above, and three other spotlights can accomplish. Not saying it’s done but it’s okay to get newbies started. (myself included.) The model is Sophia. Spotlights were blues and coral. Total time to light the scene: About 20 minutes. (This would be where I would start tweaking from)
I had to laugh- sexy isn’t my thing- but when I saw Sophia come up rendered, I was like, “Oh! Helllllo, Sophia!” Not bad for a quick scene.
Feel free (you pros who are helping out) to pick apart the lighting and give your personal preferences. For the OP: The only comment I’ll make is look at the contrast, light and dark. Where is your eye drawn to and why? What’s your overall impression? Then of course, what would you change? What do you want darker? What colors would you like to see more blue? Yellow? Peach? Purple?
BTW, this is a preset pose. Many are on sale right now 58% off- under $5 and $7- and IMO they are wonderful to use to experiment with lighting.
EDIT: Do click to enlarge and look at the nose. I WILL give a tip on that- see the dainty light blue stripe down the center of it? That wasn’t by accident. If you can get a sliver of light down the top of a finger/hand, down the nose, across the arch of a foot- it raises the object up/ sets it apart. Do click to see that
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