This is an old piece of work from my portfolio which i like a lot. Me and another colleague of mine, Kok Weng, worked on this one back in 2006. We were provided with the image on the left(before) and the task was to turn it into a "concrete jungle"(after).
A lot of photoshopping were done on this image together with some 3D elements done in XSI. For this job, me and Kok Weng went to the zoo to take as much photos & references as we can for the jungle elements. Hi res textures of nature such as tree barks and leaves were also taken for use in 3D. Proxy models were made in XSI to create the volumetric sunrays, and also a little bit of fog to create some depth in the image.
I hope you guys like it!