I must say the model and photos are both excellent work of art.
What camera system and lens did you use for close up photos.
In my past work in Air Force I was a photographer for them, and loved experimenting with back drops and lighting on subjects, and I didn't even have to pay for film in those days. It was called training....
It wasn't me!
Where can I see this photoset?
It is usually much easier to take pictures on a white background than on black ... But here I tried to simulate the moonlight - the model seemed to emerge from the darkness - it was an experiment ...
Here is a link to Alexey's page,looking at it again,the lighting is not quite the same
What a great tutorial - Many thanks for showing us your way to get these very realistic sails.