Author: Rod_Webb, Contributing Editor
|Using raw sienna paint in the tree trunks.
Then add some burnt umber to the raw sienna mix and paint in some branches. |
Do not paint continuous ones as they will only show here and there, some parts of the branches will be hidden by the foliage.
|Closeup showing trunks and branches.|
|Extra fine branches added using a rigger brush and burnt umber.|
|We now use a dry brush technique using light red and burnt umber.|
Hold the brush horizontal and drag across the surface so you get an intermittent touching as it runs across the rough surface. Change colour and repeat the process so that a broken coverage is obtained with the two colours blending where they overlap.
Make the colour strongest at the bottom by applying more than you do at the top.
|Progress so far.|
Don't forget the little strip of background between the large tree trunks on the left.