Memento Mori No. 2

I really enjoy creating works that resemble vanitas and memento mori paintings by the old masters. With this piece, I tried to capture the essence of a Flemish old master. I also used this to push my compositing skills farther. The image was created in Maya using V-Ray. I created the smoke using Trapcode Particular in After Effects. Compositing and grading was done using Nuke.