This image is inspired by Juan Rayos's videos with Longboard Girls Crew.
I was watching them over and over, because they got everything - beautiful shots of my beloved Spain, great soundtrack, and last but not least cool girls having fun riding on longboards!
You can find those videos here:
My workflow was really straight forward. Modeling in Maya, some corrective sculpting in Mudbox, textures in Photoshop and Mudbox, rendering in Arnold, some simple compositing in Fusion and little final touches in Photoshop once again.
I was really lucky, that Arnold came up before I was finishing this image. I decided to give it a try, and I'm still impressed how amazing this rendering engine is. It is easy to setup and produces great results with minimum effort and without any technical knowledge. ;)
You can find some detail shots here:
I've used textures from:
cgtextures.com, hdrlabs.com, spectrumtextures.com, koi-blog.com
I hope you like it. :)
Fun fact: while working on this image, I bought a longboard and started riding! ;)