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Lost Lake

dracula 14 Jul 2019

Let myself experiment with more up-close grass texture. Would love to have approached the foliage on the two foreground trees a different way.


lightsnow Community Helper

How did you go about making the grass? I've also begun to make 'longer' more 'lush' grass in my paintings rather than simply tapping.

dracula Power Painter

After tapping in a basic ground texture, I went in with a clean, dry fan brush and lightly swept some of the grass straight(-ish) upward a bit. Then for the very closest foreground grass, I went in with the liner brush and made a few grassy strokes. It doesn't seem to take much of that to help build the illusion of close detail. If you try some detailed grass, I'd love to hear about/see how you get on and see how you do it!

Those are great tips about the grass - your mountain work is outstanding!

Looks good! I'd say more paint in the foreground maybe with some liquid black

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