Thats a big improvement.
A couple of things I would tweak are her knee is floating not resting on the floor and his eyes are not looking in the correct direction they seem to be staring off oddly.
Personally I would also tip the camera down and put something behind them the sudden cut off of the pavement makes the background look like a background it doesnt blend in very well.
Id also have more space above his head its cut a bit too close.
These are all little things but they really do help to finish an image off.
Thanks so much Scott. That render really helped me understand where the shadows should lay and the coloring that would automatically render. It really helped.
Yes, indeed…in my post #261 that was one of the problems I saw right off. But when I lower the knee her right foot goes down below the floor line. I think I may just increase the shadow at her knee at post work if this happens with the environment that I’m going to buy for the final book cover. Right now I’m hoping to figure out lighting and rendering so that all my renders are much better.
I also agree with the cutting of his head and that it’s very close but when I tip down his head, the female’s gun moves up and covers her face. It’s a dilemma for sure. In addition the printing of covers have to have much space as well. What I’ll have to do is pull back on the zoom to create more space. But I’m working on lighting and rendering in hopes to create better final renders so I did leave that in lieu of getting the shadow, reflections and lighting right.
I did render it with a few changes that I’ve enclosed here. I’m now wondering why there’s no shadow of her against him. It may be because of the spotlight that’s to the left of the scene. They look like their are touching when he’s actually a few inches back. I’m going to have to lift the Linear light at the gun again. The reflection is off there as well.
The first is the render with the fixes that Zam noticed and the second is the distance between them that I’m thinking should have some kind of shadow on him from her so that they don’t look like his pushing against her head.
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