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Old 10-07-2019, 10:59 AM
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I would like some suggestions as to how to make the wall of the building look realistic and not like I splatted strokes of paint randomly. What I have done here for the wall is one layer of blocked in color and then on top, strokes of various colors for the stone work. Looks too harsh for me at the moment, but itís no where being finished. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Old 10-07-2019, 01:07 PM
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Re: Old mill building

What I see in the reference is more randomness in the stone work, and more grout between the stones. Vary the color and shape of the stone work and try to add larger patches of repair work. The roof tiles need some random color variations as well. I little added definition of the logs? in the lower window areas might be good.
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Old 10-07-2019, 02:59 PM
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Re: Old mill building

I see what you are suggesting about more randomness needed in my strokes. Iíll give that a try. The roof only has the blocked in color so far, I will work on that when Iím happy with the walls. Thanks for your input, much appreciated.
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Re: Old mill building

I have no advice, but I wanted to say I really like how the walls look so far, even if it's not the effect you want to achieve.
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:36 AM
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I have no advice, but I wanted to say I really like how the walls look so far, even if it's not the effect you want to achieve.
Thank you.
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Re: Old mill building

Looks good to me.

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Re: Old mill building

Looks good, my only suggestion would have been to simplify the bridge.
Painting complex images it can help to simplify for clarity.
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Re: Old mill building

love what you have done so far. I have used a sponge to give me texture for stone walls (try this on the side not on the picture yet) and then come back in for the shadowing of the stones and the grout. using the dark, medium and light tones all together so its scattered.
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Re: Old mill building

Hereís where Iím at now. Worked on the building, water and added foliage in background. Still have to bring in more sky there because I put too much foliage.


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Re: Old mill building

I know the photo ref shows the shadowy areas as gray toned..(cameras do that) but in real life I think there would be more color tones in those shadows.. some blues or purples variations.??
Same for the dark window openings..and the very dark bank edges..

Consider what you want as a focal , if anything. use more detail, color & contrast in that area..
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Well I think Iíll put the brush down on this one. The more I dip and dabble, the more I have to correct things. Would you say sheís done?
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