"Secluded deep inside the largest island of the Starfall archipelago, this waterfall hides some of the island's most carefully preserved secrets."
This is an image in a series entitled "The Isles of Starfall". It is about a mysterious island with a mix of ancient mythological artifacts and cutthroat pirates. The focus is on environments, and telling a story through them without the need for visible characters.
The scene was created in Vue, with some modeling (flag, rope, wooden poles) in 3dsmax. The foliage is a mix of Vue's native SolidGrowth trees and custom SpeedTree models.
This is one of my more complex environments and took a couple of months (about 80 hours) to finish. My partner Cynthia Najim and Vue legend Eran Dinur gave me crucial feedback and support in creating this image.