I like drawing mushrooms for some reason…I guess because they are easy for me to draw, since my hand drawing skills are not the best. I decided to do a 3d render of some mushrooms in the forest, focusing in on texture and lighting…this is where I’m at so far.

Well the shape is nice. The texture on the mushrooms is odd. But you said that is what you are working on. Most mushrooms I have seen have vastly different textures on the steam and Cap. Then of course there are the gills, which you can’t see in this pic anyway. The lighting has a cool surreal quality to it. The grass on the other hand needs work. I assume you have turned down the number of grass particles to have quicker test renders. Anyway cool concept, can’t wait to see the progress on it.