I was really amazed by Pixar's Ratatouille movie, which successfully showed the beauty of a French kitchen. It then started to inspire me to show the world a Malaysian style of an old kitchen. This is a typical old style Chinese kitchen of a water village in Malaysia. I carefully looked through real photographic references and, little by little, I hoped to capture the unique detail and life of it in this piece of work. I named the restaurant tian tian lai, which means come everyday in Chinese, which I believe would bring more customers and prosperity to the restaurant. I did the modelling in Maya, texturing in Photoshop and I rendered using Mental Ray. Hope you all enjoy it!
Staff pick for 13th August 2008