you can also try it with the extrude-this-polygon-face-along-this-curve trick to, and then just model a few leaves or something
not as accurate as paint fx (or if it is it takes longer) but it doesn't cost as much in terms of system resources
that's a "Ch" pronounced as a "K"
Computer skills I should have:
Maya, XSI, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Motion, Illustrator, Flash, Swift3D