Just made the pawn. I am curious how the other will look like.
The high poly pawn looks much nicer, isn’t it.
I added my low poly bishop to this discussion that my work progress can be easily followed.
I played around with the lighting as proposed. Not very dramatic, but good enough for a outdoor chess game in the early afternoon.
I tried to make the tiles of the chess board look like marble and granite. The marble I think is good but the granite needs some improvement.
Here is my spiky LP queen.