This was a mock Nature cover created to learn how to create 3D objects in Maxon C4D for editorial purposes.
They were modeled, textured, and posed. They were then rendered separately and brought into Adobe Illustrator for compositing.
Higginbotham S, Wong WR, Linington RG, Spadafora C, Iturrado L, et al. (2014) Correction: Sloth Hair as a Novel Source of Fungi with Potent Anti-Parasitic, Anti-Cancer and Anti-Bacterial Bioactivity. PLoS ONE 9(1): 10.1371