I came up with this idea a week or so ago, I felt an overwhelming urge to capture the magic of the imagination one has as a child. I wanted to create something that felt as though it was real, like the toy of a child. I threw some bits and bobs together to come up with this. Then I stopped. Lacking focus it didn’t develop till I saw this competition on Blender Guru about photorealism and today it finally felt right that I should continue working on this. So far all I have is this:
I want the waterfall to look as though it was made of plastic a thin slightly translucent plastic and I think I’m almost there. I added the tree to create a contrast but also to create the feeling of being in an actual room. There is one source of light which is a window in the corner out of view. Took maybe 5-6 minutes to render 200 samples in Cycles. I don’t plan on compositing anything but if I need to I will. I welcome all comments and criticisms.