Island Paradise

Hello! Awhile ago, I dived into blender confused about how to select things. Three weeks later, I made this. While based on the tutorial at Blender Cookie, I’ve put a lot more into this than that tutorial described.

I know there’s a bit too much lens flare, the trees don’t exactly scream realism, and such, but I thought I’d come here and ask for tips. Enjoy! (Here’s the version without compositing)


Looks good! Looks better than the tutorial.

Is the center cloud supposed to be smoke? Like from a volcano?

Well not originally, but now that you mention it… Sure!