(http://assets.cgsociety.org/nvart/258608_1230481103/1024bound)Made all in 3d...3d max , zbrush, combustion, photoshop .
Use ambient oclussion , and natural render textured , and blend it together.
this simbolize freedom and the relation between human and nature.
i can only render it at 1680 by 1050 , i lost soem quality at 2560 by 1600 , because my pc crashes , i have a intel 2 quad core 6600 2.4 and 8 gb of ram , as you can see all was made in 3d , no alphas so i can reach all the ambient oclussion nicely , it has hundreds of leaves , putting all by hand ,rotated and scaled .
But im like of disapointed because my pc cant render all that in 2560 by 1600 , but i cant do nothing more , so if you wnat to look it good look at 1680 by 1050 , but to look the good result you have to scale down this image in photoshop at half size , and save it the open it.
i hope you like it , lot of work lot of patience.