Match your favorite lighting example
If you're like me, as you scour the internet for inspirational 3D art, you run into some amazing CG lighting setups. You know, the ones that make you want to be better! Well why should we let them have all the fun? Why can't we give it a go?
Therefore, the challenge here is to select one of your favorite lighting examples and do your best to match it in Blender. If you don't keep a collection of your favorites, feel free to use mine. Analyze light colors, number of lights, position, etc and recreate. Use either lamps or HDRi's or both - whatever you need to get the result.
Once you select your favorite, open up one of your models (or download this posed Baker model), do your best to match the lighting and materials, and post it here. Here's my attempts:
Image Credit: "Lüfor"by Alexandre Aroul
Image Credit: "Super Mario" by Mark Henriksen
Image Credit: "Sci Fi Pilot" by binqi chen
Image Credit: "Female sculpting session 01" by Daniel Crossland
Image Credit: "Tribal Frog" by Paul Braddock
Image Credit: "Danbo in Autumn" by tomatoes
Image Credit: "The Mad Professor's Ride" by Ruairidh MacNeill