Well, Dennis, you're exactly right. Very few people are masters of any artistic technique right off the bat, no matter how much they read or study. How often have you watched someone demonstrate something, only to find it was nowhere near as easy when you tried it?I read lots about modeling water before starting my practice run. It looks so simple on the internet videos, but I think one must be somewhat of an artist to pull it off. I've cut a piece of 1/4" plywood to fit my area for practice. My first attempts looked like a piece of plywood with sloppy paint on it.
I think I am about 50% happy with my work, next I'll try deeper layers of clear. Also need to finalize location of trestle bents and add more ripple there. (Not the wine.)
That looks awesome. I love that guy's videos... informational and very mellow/therapeutic to watch.Im attempting a pretty simple approach which has pretty good results IMO.
Simply layer glue and toilet paper in the area and use a brush to creat waves/ripples.
Paint it and then layer it with coats of water based clear. Little different than the epoxy method but the outcome is pretty impressive.
I'll see if i can find the video and post it.
Its from Marklin of Sweden
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