This is my first v2.40 character that uses some the new Blender hair options. The head was modeled using the new mirror modifier. With clipping enabled, it is such a joy to work with.
There are several particle emitters and curve guides there (about 20 curves for the eyebrows for example). Blender reports over 11 million verts at render time. Mountains in back were also modeled and rendered here. Some post contrast enhancement was performed.
This project started with one of the 2.40RC binaries and was completed in the official 2.40 release. Thanks again to all those who made 2.40 possible.
Thanks for looking,