The creation of this piece consisted of two separate parts. The first part was to model an interior environment, light it, and render it in black and white. The second part consisted of doing a paint-over of the scene in Adobe Photoshop to colorize it. The inspiration was a concept art piece by artist Tyler Edlin. Everything in the scene was modeled in 3ds Max. The shrubs are a photograph I took added in post. Rendering was done with Mental Ray. The scene depicts the library/observatory of a very large mansion, with elements from my childhood home.