I’ve found time here and there to complete another little vignette. This one features a dead tree, which I haven’t done in a while. As usual, this one is a kind of lesson to be applied in basing minis, as well as a little imaginative refuge in its own right.
The base is 1.5″ square. I like the challenge of telling a story or creating a scene dense in interesting details on a very small scale.
I tied together some of my favorite techniques and some that I’ve been working to refine, including a lot of moss, dense leaf litter, some colorful lichen, and…
… mushrooms, of course. Look closely. There are four little boletes on there.
I also tried out a new technique for grass. This I picked up from Matt DiPietro.
As I said, the challenge and the fun is packing a enough information into the scene that it feels like a real place.
I’m still testing out my approach on a lot of these ideas, hopefully getting closer to an adequate visual language to communicate the ideas I have in my head. Let me know what you think of these tiny scenes!