Sweet crits and comments! Lmao. Thank you to all of you that have taken the time to post a reply. Because most of you commented on the same basic things I will address them as such…
The grass: I currently have 3 groups of grass all differant shapes, colors and sizes for the particle systems. I will tweak these further and also adjust the particle settings so that they aren’t all pointing up. I will also create another group of grass and have it be more along the lines of brown patches. I will also create some weeds to throw in the mix as well. I will adjust where these are placed via vertex groups and weight painting. I never thought or considered those 2 things!
The sky: this is meant to be mid day in the summer. I will adjust my gradient accordingly.
The tree: the trunk actually does have a v split about half way up just before the leaves start…the tree was turned wrong in this picture. I’m not sure if anyone else noticed but I think the leaves look too large for the tree in general. I will be adjusting that also. I think I will re create the tree completely to adjust the size of the trunk and the leaf size as well. I will also look into adding some texture to the tree so it doesn’t appear so smooth.
Overall: I never thought of putting anything else in the picture. I wanted the tree to be the main focus. I will add in some rocks though…that was a good idea!
I currently only have a sun lamp set to to 5 with a yellow tint and the world color has a tint of blue and set to 1. I just realized that I did not have AO on so I will turn that on also. That should help with the shadows…oh and the sun is directly above everything pointing almost straight down. I will change this also to maybe help with the shadows.
Thank all of you for your critique. Whether good or bad I appreciate it all. I will make adjustments as I see fit based on all of your I put and try to post another picture asap. I don’t have net on my pc only my phone so I have to figure out how to post a picture via my phone onto this site…