Here are a couple of images from the project I was working on in 09. For some reason I passed them over when I was adding the rest of the project art to the blog a while ago. Anyway, here you go. Both images were done exclusively in photoshop.
For the forest scene I started with a very rough montage of general forest greenery and then worked over the top. This was a quick way of adding the depth of texture that an image like this needs. Very litle of the background image ended up being visible in the shot but it provides an excellent base to work over.
The stadium shot utilises some custom tree brushes to good effect. Once again using brushes like this sensibly can be a great shortcut to adding detail quickly, espedcially in a shot like this where the trees are generally in silhouette.