Asian-Style Nature Ornament

I tried having a go at creating an Asian styled ornament. I hope progress is visible if you compare it with my previous projects.

-Rendered at 500 samples

P.S. I am aware of the fireflies near the bottom. The final render took 2 hours on 500 samples and had almost the exact same result as a previous render on 100 samples. Any tips on how to fix this without changing lamp size would be appreciated. Note: i had ‘multiple ignorance sample’ in the world settings turned on and set to 1024.


I would say that the water would have a bit more high-frequency detail in the ripples. Also, the grass should be a bit more randomized as far as the strands go. It is coming together, I like it so far, so good luck!