Hello! In this tutorial you can see how I paint stone surfaces. Base is mostly made of plaster and cork.
First of all I primed whole base with Surface Primer Black. Before this step I masked wooden plinth with masking tape.
First coat of grey with Sombre Grey.
Second grey to build more highlight – Cold Grey.
Third highlight with Stonewall Grey.
I ended highlighting with warm color Bonewhite.
Now it’s time to start building shadows. First thin layer of Violet Ink.
Warmer, reddish shadows with Skin Wash Ink.
To make rotten green just mix Sepia Ink and Green Ink
Deeper and darker shadows using same mix as before with addition of Black Ink
More retouching shadows with Sepia Ink.
Colder shadows added with Blue Ink.
First layer of drybrush with Heavy Bluegrey. I like Extra Opaque series for drybrushing because there is a lot of pigment and paints are much thicker than regular ones.
Most raised edges drybrushed with Pale Sand.
A couple of washes added in recess to enchance contrasts. I added them in mixes and pure from the bottle. I used Dark Grey, Light Rust and Dark Green.
I used Matt Acrylic Varnish to make protection layer and a good matt base for pigments.
I add some skulls to base, primed with Pale Sand, Sepia Ink and Dark Green Wash was used to make shadows and fit color scheme to base colors.
Burnt Umber Pigment was used to make more color variations on base.
Tiny roots you can find in a park was first painted with Sepia Ink later cut to desired size and placed with superglue.
I add more foliage from MiniNatur manufacturer.
One of latest steps was to add spiderwebs using my way of making it – with hairspray. Here you can find short video tutorial how to make spiderwebs with hairspray.
Here is almost final result. I added later transparent resin into holes to make some water effects and a couple of small details such as rusty swords etc.
Thanks to Vallejo for paints! :)