Main inspiration for this work has been "NATAAL" Magazine cover I randomly spotted in a Waterstone library back in 2018 when I was living in the UK.
Fell in love with the shot and the subject (Emmanuel Adjaye), took a couple of pictures and moved on from there!
It is not a likeness per se, but the Magazine's photo had a huge influence on this job. No scans were used for the modeling.
I used Arnold render in Maya for the final result, hair done with xGen interactive, and used some xyz maps for the fine skin displacement. No other scans were used for the modeling stage.
Staff pick for 29th June 2020