Vine background image (waterpaint effect)

trying to make a painting-ish (kind of…) feel background
model in blender 2.62
render in BI


For BI, remember to put translucency on quite high for leaves and maybe add SSS (of course, SSS is only really useful when you have a model with thickness instead of a single plane… Of course, never said that you couldn’t model the leaves hehe)

Okay…add some sss

now it look kind of like a painting!

By the looks of it you’ve already gotten close to a realistic water-color effect.

I say realistic because any artist getting something like this would’ve been really good at hiding his brushstrokes.

I’m not saying a brushstroke effect should be added, it looks to be about right where it is with the exception of some washed out leaves.