MRH 120 Day Challenge - Post No. 04 Retention Pond Shoreline Detailing - Completed!
Work continues on the mountain section - specifically the retention pond. It's amazing how much time this is taking! In my last post I had completed the water pour for the pond and here's what it looked like:
In this post I'll work on detailing the shoreline and surrounding area. When I do detailing I use multiple layers of different color paints with the hopes of creating depth and variation. For the first layer I applied a medium gray paint all around the shoreline being sure to fill every nook and cranny.
Next I'll add a Terra Cotta color which looks very similar to red clay. I cover most of the gray being careful to leave some of that color exposed to represent rocks.
Next up is a beige color which I apply using a "heavy" dry brush technique. It's starting to look a little better.
Now for the final colors I will use a series of tans with each color being lighter than the previous coat. Sorry about the focus on this picture.
Next I start to add foliage around the pond and on the mountain. The area I covered on the mountain is a single piece of black poly fiber that I cover with foliage off of the layout and then apply in "sheets" using tacky glue.
Here's a closer view of the area. There is still much work to be done as the foliage around the pond is too green and too much the same. I'll add a number of different types & colors of "stuff" around the shoreline. Once all of the mountain is covered I'll also add variety there.
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