Saturday, November 24, 2012
The above shot was taken on my new Canon EOS 600D (digital SLR) which I am also learning to use. Hopefully the three states of my synthetic fur painting are evident. At the rear is what the camel coloured fur looks like before painting. The section in the left side foreground is the fur after having been given one coat of spray over a week ago. The right side mid section is the greener area having been given a second coat.
This requires patients as I don't want the paint to bead or the fur to thicken any more than I can avoid. This colouring will require a gradual build up of colour and I anticipate the mid to dark green base colour will require three separate coats before I start hitting it with lighter shades. I need to give each coat plenty of drying time - 24 hours at least and that's in a warm, dry Canberra Spring/Summer.
Whilst this is taking some time and I've never worked with these tools on this type of terrain before, I can see it's working and I am happy with the results. I've talked a long time about synthetic fur terrain and now that it's under way, I doubt I'll ever go back. It remains to be seen how much more progress I can make before I am posted overseas. I'll give it as good a nudge as I am able before having to shelf this side of my Lewes Project.