It’s a Trap!

I’ve been building up the layers of realism & interest on the base for my Random Encounter.

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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.

But come on, you didn’t think I’d forget the moss, did you? I love the stuff!

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!

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