Mystical tree [updated]

Something I’ve been working on the last couple of days.
Blender 2.41+Gimp

C+C please. :slight_smile:

I really like this except for two things, I think more of the particles in the light should be those orbs or they should be much smaller, and the tree joining the ground is quite sudden.

The DOF adds a lot.

Yeah I’ve tried fixing the tree roots, but I don’t know how. The roots do go underground, its just it’s the wrong colour. I’ve tried painting them another colour using the vertice painter, and making the roots black, but they go grey under the light. Anyone know of another method?

make the roots stick up somewhere

well if you have made them black and the light makes them grey they reflect too much,right?

Fixed the size of the particles, and gimped the colour of the roots: