This spherical scene is some kind of sequel to my "Shaved Bumblebee" image. It took me around a week in ZBrush, 3ds Max and Photoshop. The fur is not 3D fur, it's just a texture with a few Photoshop brushstrokes to make the borders of the cat's body look furry. It's rendered with V-Ray and a bit of global illumination, but as usual most of the tension in lighting comes through the Photoshop editing.
Staff pick for 4th November 2008