second render, first real attempt at modeling. Started with a robot to learn different concepts in one project.
was going to put the logos of top distros on the heads of the robots and title it something like "united under the kernel" (maybe too cheesy? :) ) but after writing some of groups in charge of maintaining the distros, there were no responses; many have guidelines where their logos can't be used in conjunction with anything other than their own product...so I created a vector penguin and textured with that.
Again thanks to Bernhard Vogl:
Mr. Vogl provided the image which I used for the IBL in the render, the image was "At the window" found here: http://dativ.at/lightprobes/
don't forget to look at the main page (http://dativ.at/) for insight into his other projects, good place to learn about these photographic concepts.