I really enjoyed working on this personal project, it was good practice. This involved a lot of different techniques such as masking, brushes, shading, and layer styles. The most challenging part was creating depth as the tree produced by Photoshop doesn’t really look realistic.
I wanted this to have a dreamy or fantasy vibe while also maintaining a certain amount of realism.
This project took about 4 hours from start to finish. The majority of it was spent in art directing.