Thursday, August 26, 2021

Forgotten Gods

I painted this nifty ruined temple set a few days ago. It was Sean's idea to make the pillars look like marble by drawing dark streaks on them. I was intimidated by the idea but forged ahead anyway, and while the results are far from perfect, I appreciated the practice and I think even this crude effort looks a bit better than pure white statuary. 
 

1 comment:

Jeff Shyluk said...

Fake marble is tricky. I've found some good tutorials on it online, there are people who specialize in it. My own efforts aren't far different from yours.

I used a series of dry brush coats that are very close to the base coat in colour, but just a bit of variation. The trick is to keep the dry brush at a single, steady angle so that all the streaks are more or less diagonally parallel. Then paint in the fine dark lines, but also a very few pure white lines alongside to give them highlight.

My old JSVB logo has primitive marble, also here's another early attempt.

http://shyluk.blogspot.com/2012/04/571-faux-marble-i.html