@mtnmen. Thanks for this comparison. I did realise it looked like a childrens book illustration. Don’t know that particular book (but then, I don’t really know any English children’s books). Somehow, I tend to be ‘accused’ (pun intended) of creating children book’s renders more often. I guess I should change carreers!
@CTippetts. Thanks! Not sure whether art should necessarily parody reality. But indeed, I do agree that reality of realistic look are not per se necessary or help to create art. It is allo about vision and choices, emotions and stories, I think.
@GussNemo, Horo, mermaid010: Thanks very much. Glad you like my approach. I tried to approach it like the amateur painter that I also am. I hope that was visible.
@StuartB4: Don’t stop with trees! You’re really doing a good job. And I like the fact that there is a story behind your render. Maybe you should also try a tool like Ngplant. I played for it for a couple of hours and already see nice trees in the making (do follow one or two tutorials first, because without you will probably take a long time to find out how it works). Ngplant is versatile and free. I hope to show an Ngplant tree in this challenge next week.