My long-term goal is to create a 3D animation movie set. The anchor location is based on a traditional Chinese tea house. This first image is my render of the model so far.
The basic structure has been textured with procedure nodes in the shader.
The green roof was totally modeled pole by pole to make the roof have a holistically organic feel.
The tea pot to the right of the door will have a flame underneath and steam out of the kettle. I had issues making that happen using quick effects so I moved on to the sculpture on the other side of the door. It is the focus of my effort right now. It is a cartoony stack of dishes.
The artwork, flying cranes etc are Public Domain images from artwork made 100 or more years ago. I love to browse through online sites such as the British Library and Wikimedia Commons. How I added them into the image was importing them as a plane and then placing the plane just in front of the wall or window shutter they are ostensibly painted on. Is there a better way to do that?