Wednesday, April 17, 2013

How to paint lichens on trees / rocks

posted by Arne Wilkens
Hey ho, it`s time for my first video-tutorial.

In this short video I'll show you how to easily create lichens on wooden surfaces like tree-bark, any wooden panels (like on a bridge) or even rocks. Small details like this will move you a step further for a more realistic base.

But before I am going to show you how to do this we need some pictures for reference:





...followed by 2 painted bases with lichens on them:





It's rather easy to paint those. Here's a short instruction, followed by a video to get a better feeling for that.

Step 1: painting the surface (rocks, trees, wooden surface)

Step 2: Mix paint with a lot(!) of water. Dilute the paint more then the mixtures you're using for creating a smooth blending. Add a blob of this mixture to the surface.

Step 3: Immidiately afterwards use a dry brush and soak up the blob. What remains is our result.





Happy testing!
Arne




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