Well, not exactly the Joker, but more of his counterpart, Harley Quinn. We took the picture of the model in natural look first and then changed the lights to the opposite side, so when I rotate her 180 degrees, the light of both halves coincides.
We tried to body paint her but result was not good enough, so I had to do intensive postproduction in the computer. Fortunately, we did not paint her face and as you can see, the effect there is much better than on the body.
August 01, 2011 7:06pm Dear Jay, one of the most important things when doing a composition of several pictures is consistency of lights. You may make the most perfect composition of one hundred pieces coming from one hundred pictures, but if you don't plan the consistency of the light sources it will certainly shout "FAKE!"
January 22, 2011 2:06pm I am amazed with your talent. I tried to study to this image to see how you did this image. Then, I remembered only high professionals like you with such talent can pull this off. KUDOS - KUDOS - KUDOS for the awesome job and stepping out of the normal bounds.