This is part of a series of weekly clips I made this summer in order to build my modeling, texturing, and compositing skills. This particular shot is based on the painting, "Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan", by Ilya Repin, 1885.
A screenshot from the clip
Animation + breakdown
The base render or "beauty pass"
Added grunge and smudges to windows, and AO pass around eyes
Added curves adjustment to eyes in order to make them stand out more
Added dirt to windows in foreground
Added main glare
Added bloom effect to bright spots, and added new reflections to the blood on Ivan's face