|1. drawing leaves|
While the milliput was drying, I went on with the fern leaves. Here's what I did:
After painting the paper as you an see in the previous post, I drew leaf-like shapes on to it.
Next I cut them out. I folded them a bit in half, so that they have that shape already. I would not be able to do this after the next step: cutting the leaves even further.
As you can see, I already have a nice collection of luscious green fern leaves, as well as some long tapered shapes. Gotta have variation!
|2. cutting leaves out|
|3. folding leaves|
|4. more cutting|
|5. all done...so far!|
So, after that was done, I went on with the base itself. I added some more tiles (had the big branch really push some of 'em upwards), and a air of leaves sculpted. Then I used a texture paste to give the soil some character.
I went on to priming (black) and did some quick drybrushing with Scorched Brown, Graveyard Earth, Desert Yellow and topped off with Bleached Bone.
Last thing I did yesterday was priming the tiles in white (using Valejo's White Primer), and then generously applying a coat of Gryphon Sepia wash. This really works wonders for a soft yellow stone kind of color. Needs just a tad of tidying up.