After a great weekend spent with some friends in the mountains the idea of this project was born. This is my first nature scene. I wanted to create a peaceful environment giving a sight of bliss.
All vegetation is Maya paint effects converted to polygons, textured in photoshop and shaded with mia_material (mental ray). In this scene the grass I made is also Paint effects but the approach I took was creating 5 different patches of grass and then populate the area with instances via particles.