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HirstArts Fieldstone Color Tests

Before I start, there is a KEY technique I use across all of these: I don’t dry brush in a sweeping motion. I dry brush each layer in a different direction. This cause different colors to be collected in different pockets and not get totally covered by the next layer.
I also tend to think that floors are dirtier than walls so I basecoat them brown and build up from there. Walls are basecoated as needed.
All of these test were done on Flowstone Black bricks (Dental Plaster).
Field Stone Floor

Field Stone Floor

Floor:
  • Brown basecoat
  • Paint random stones in bright colours. The blue ones are straight cyan. Other colours include Red, Orange, Tan, etc.
  • Make sure that you don’t paint the same colour on two adjacent stones
  • Wash the whole thing with thinned black ink
  • Dry brush up brown up through bleached bone
  • If it’s still too bright, wash it with brown and touch up the bleached bone

Ice Wall

Ice Wall

Ice Wall:

  • Black basecoat
  • Coating of Regal blue
  • Wash of thinned blue ink.
  • Dry brush of Ultramarine blue, enchanced blue and ice blue
  • very fine dusting of white on the tips

Multicolour Wall

Multicolour Wall

Multicolour Wall:

  • Black basecoat
  • Paint random stone in muted tones (pastels). Dark flesh, tan, shadow grey, etc.
  • Wash of thinned black ink
  • Dry brush of bluish greys

Lava Wall

Lava Wall

Lava Wall:

  • Same basic steps as the Ice Wall
  • Run a thin wet brush of Blood Red through all the cracks
  • Use a thinner brush and run Blazing Orange along the center of the Blood Red
  • Run a brush over loaded with yellow ink along the cracks. You want it to creep up the sides of the stones. This makes a “glowing” glaze

Natural Wall

Natural Wall

Natural Wall (In real life, this is the best looking wall – flash made it glossy):

  • Black basecoat
  • Mix of brown and grey (can’t remember the mix)
  • Wash of thinned brown ink
  • Dry brush of Codex Grey, Fortress Grey
  • Dry brush of Scorpion Green into the cracks (randomly, you don’t want to do every crack)

Green Slime Wall

Green Slime Wall

Green Slime Wall:

  • Exactly the same as the Ice Wall but with green
  • Coating of Dark Angels Green
  • Wash of thinned Green ink
  • Dry brush Snot Green, Goblin Green, Scorpion Green
  • Very light dusting of Badmoon Yellow (not white)

Mortared Wall

Mortared Wall

Mortared Wall:

  • The concept on this test is that the stones are held in place by lighter mortar
  • Randomly paint stones with browns: Graveyard Earth, Snakebite Leather, Bubonic Brown, etc.
  • Wash of brown ink
  • Dry brush of grays and browns but not Bleached Bone
  • Using a wet brush (over loaded) run thinned (not too much) of Bleached Bone into the cracks (like the lava wall.
  • Light dry brush of scorpion green through the cracks (random).
  • Somewhere I have a colour test on chipped stone, I’ll see if I can find the pics (one of the great unfinished projects)

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Tagged with Dental Plaster, Drybrush, Hirstarts, Paint.


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