During December 2021 I participated in an online course to practice with 3D modelling, focusing on low poly environments.
By participating in this course I improved my 3D modelling skills, continued to practice with Blender and practiced with composition.
First I blocked out the rough shapes of the scene I was trying to re-create by following along with the course.
After having blocked out the rough shapes, I started adding more details and ensured the scene stayed consistent in visual style.
Once I was happy with the general look of the scene I started adding materials and set up lighting using a sun light, several area lights and point lights and a HDRI I found online.
Besides that, I added a particle effect to create smoke from the chimney.
At this point I finished the course, but I wanted to use what I had learned so far and try and build something by myself that I could add to the scene. I ended up added a second floating island with a small barn and vegetable patch and connected the two islands with a bridge.