I’ve been building up the layers of realism & interest on the base for my Random Encounter.
It’s a fun process that feels a lot more intuitive than figure painting.
I combined acrylic paints, inks, and washes on the stones to create what I hope are compelling surfaces that straddle the line between fantasy & naturalism. I want them to reward scrutiny without actually drawing attention away from the figure.
The moss has two color layers, there’s a bit of selective tinting, and I’ve added a very sparse yellow highlight in acrylic. I want to stay true to the color of Nature without overwhelming the model in the foreground. I’m pretty happy with the result. Let me know what you think!