Thanks for the comments guys. I'm glad you like it. And yes, there probably was some Lord of the Rings influence.
smcginnis wrote:Wonderful. I especially like the angled foliage on the tree. [iSlang]insturcshns plz? kthxbai.[/iSlang]
The tree is real simple. On top of the three slopes
which you can easily see in the picture, there is a stack of old-school finger hinges
radiating randomly in all directions, with one large leaf piece
on the hanging partner of each hinge pair. Then at the top I just slapped on two more leaves. I wasn't sure it would work when I tried it but I think it looks good!
As for the face (if you'll allow me to wax poetical) I think it looks wise, aged (but not elderly), and handsome, with a touch of sorrow, which makes it about perfect for a Tolkienesque Elf. Different interpretations may of course be valid!