I think I need to get some outside view on this, since I looked at this scene already for too long. The image is about a dragon rider resting at the edge of a lonesome canyon to think about her future.
There are 2 topics I still see problematic in this image:
- I’m not very happy with the lighting, since the dragon and the character don’t really seem to be part of the scene. However everything is rendered within a single large 50 million poly scene and lit with the same HDRI. Just used an additional area light to simulate a reflector targeted towards the two actors.
- The facial expression of the rider is a bit awkward, but it’s my first (supposedly realistic) human character I did. She should look a bit worried and absorbed in thought. But now it seems I’m deep in the uncanny valley…
Thanks for your feedback.