Thursday, August 5, 2010
Step 1: Cut a Hole in the Box
I finished up my light box. It's smaller than the one in the tutorial, and I spent a little more on the Bristol board than I expected, but that was the only thing I had to buy - my wife scrounged up the box from her work and the cloth on the side is from an old white t-shirt. I tested it out last night with some Lizardmen and it works great.
So finally, here's my finished cold-one riders. Comparing this picture to one below of the Saurus hero and Bretonnian Knight, you can really tell the difference the light box makes. That first pic was taken just using a piece of paper for a back drop and a few lights (a desk lamp and ceiling lamp) in front of an open window at mid-day and it doesn't compare to the awesomeness and quality that said light-box produces. Now, I don't know jack about photography, but I'd say the proof here is in the proverbially pudding. I would note that I didn't go out and get a day-light bulb - I'll pick one up the next time I swing by Home Depot - this was shot with a regular 60 watt incandescent. More thoughts on painting the lizards later