Sun smiley

I sculpted this “sun”, and I want to put some sort of glow around him. i tried a sphere with various ray transparency settings and translucency settings and it never lets you see the face, just the rough outline of his head. Is there a more subtle way to achieve this?

http://img398.imageshack.us/img398/3821/sunbd1.jpg

JF

particles.

Thanks Blub don’t know enough for that one to occur to me, time to learn, yay!
JF

Have you thought of maybe rendering a separate ambient occlusion pass, and then composing both images in the node editor?

Cho no I’m pretty nooby with rendering, may have to start from the begginning on this one
JF