first time for me on the focused critique part of this wonderful forum
I am working on a character and I am looking for a certain mood in the render.
The character is a fantasy type rogue/thief/light blade fighter, a shady guy. So I want to present him in a dark, threatening mood, covered in darkness. As reference for the lighting I was using this cover here
This is about the mood I want to create. Right now I have produced the attached renders.
I’d like you to comment on the lighting setup, especially giving me hints as to how to create the setup in the image above (I guess there is some postpro involved, though).
How do I get a halo around the hair? I was trying a backlight, as you can see in the last attachment - to no avail.
Also, I’d like general c&c
Thanks in advance, now off to shivering in anticipation.