A Curious Obsession With Trees

Lately I have been absolutely obsessed with attempting to create a realistic tree. My current attempt I feel is quite nice, however maybe the colour variation is too extreme. Maybe this recent obsession is me trying to prove to myself I don’t need the Grove 3D addon… :stuck_out_tongue:
The leaves are a modification of the ones on the bush from my ‘Foggy Swamp’ scene.
Excuse any possible JPEG artifacting, the PNG size was too large.

By the way, the background and ground was just a quick thing I did so it wasn’t a tree in empty space. I will improve that as I go along but don’t feel the need to critique it. Of course, if you wish to, critique it anyway :stuck_out_tongue:

Do you have translucency in those leaves? Now they seem quite plastic or somekind of fabric.
Anyways. Looks really good.

Tried to make a full scene with it. Very simple. Here it is as the original PNG, without JPEG compression: http://imgur.com/gallery/eGVOe

That tree looks insanely awesome! Can’t wait to see the final render scene!

Feedback taken into account.

No JPEG compression: http://imgur.com/gallery/XXONH

i love painting trees since i first saw bob ross paintingmovies. yours are looking great.

I am also a fan of Bob Ross. Thanks.


No compression: http://imgur.com/gallery/pI25H

Another update.

No compression: http://imgur.com/gallery/CSzmy

New thread in Focused Critiques.