I tried a different set up to try and show texture with my lighting. I used an ordinary tungsten desk lamp and placed a gel sheet in front of it to act as a diffuser. I placed the light at 90 degrees and level with the weta. I chose AV 5.6 focusing on the eyes. This made the foreground and background soft. The position of the light cast shadows on the edges of the legs creating nice texture.
I want to experiment with adding a small amount of another colour into this type of shot if my idea for the assignment is going to work.