Got inspired by one my brother's rendered image, I decided to render a scenery with the chess piece I created previously with a simple glass cup.
Compositional & Light Preview
I realized that the lighting is extremely important for this experiment, as the image above looks... you know. Very Fake. Therefore, I decided to adjust the lighting to make the environment darker.
Now, it looks bit better. However the environment seems too dark.
Rendering Process 1
Rendering Process 2
After experimenting with few more lighting tests, I decided that this is good enough. One thing I realized from this tutorial is that scenery is really, really hard.
Render Engine: Luxrender