Sunday, 25 January 2009

Christmas 2008 Project - The Amber Shrine Board part fifteen

Earlier today I painted the main groundwork. It took about three hours from start to finish with part of the time being spent waiting for the initial coat to dry.

Photos One and Two - are pretty self explanatory, a dark brown base colour painted with a large round brush and a smaller pointed brush for painting around the detail.

Photo Three - shows the paints used, Anita's Burnt Umber and Game Colour Charred Brown.

Photos Four and Five - show the first drybrushing, painted with a couple of large synthetic children's brushes. The aim at this stage of construction is to get good overall cover, with some variation in colour.

Photo Six - Lists the two Game Colour paints used - they are; Charred Brown and Cobra Brown. (Sorry for the poor photo).

The groundwork received one additional layer of light drybrushing (not shown) which was Cobra Brown and tube acrylic White. I have also noticed how the stonework, when photographed in natural light looks blue/grey, when in artificial light the colour is much more neutral grey!


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