Starved Rock Lodge.
Back Door Lounge.
The Starved Rock Lodge is located at Starved Rock State Park in Utica, Illinois. The Lodge overlooks the Illinois River, sandstone bluffs and numerous hiking trails. A hotel, restaurant and reception hall make up the lodge, accompanied by the Back Door Lounge and outdoor veranda which often features live music throughout the year. My family spent many nights here over the past 15 years, listening to Steve Sharp and visiting with friends. I always loved the feel of the room, between the music and conversations and the neons glowing against the rich, warm walls.
The scene was modeled, textured and lighted in Autodesk Maya. The people were composited into the scene using Photoshop.