I am in the process of creating a stylized environment piece, inspired by some Lord of The Rings ruins. I want to create a ruin that is abandonned in the middle of a dense forest. At the same time, I want to improve my vegetation skills. The centerpiece was sculpted in Zbrush.
First pass on centerpiece:
After that one, I worked on creating some trees but they were a complete failure when in shadow. Very ugly and non-uniform. The trees are created in TreeIt. Great program!
After that, I worked some more and the fluffy trees and found a great tutorial on Youtube on how to create a fluffy effect. I was not 100% happy with the trees in TreeIt and therefore I changed them in Blender.
I added some fog cards to add some more atmoshphere and softened the shadows.
I am planning to add the following:
Really looking forward to your feedback, as I am stuck on how to bring it too the next level.