The first stage for me was lighting. Seeing how the shapes and shadows worked, finding lighting systems I liked and the feel of the image. This was helped along by Vince in rendering class, exploring different ways to light a room from the inside and out. Creating a Physical sun and bringing the light into a room with a Portal light really had an awesome effect. This was something I would later use with costics from a additional spotlight. The image below in only at the first stage, so there are no costics or much quality, but I was exploring the time of day I wanted it to be as well as where reflections and shadows would fall.
Internal lighting is all different. I feel its kind of no rules lighting because who’s to say where lights are. The Sun is always in the sky but inside lights can be anywhere! Figuring this is a fruit bowl in a kitchen there would most likely be some kind of over head light. Kitchens don’t often have lamps or anything too out there. So this was made to explore two spotlights above. I really like the shadows and intensity of it.