Please visit my new website

I have a new website at its aim is to gather all the nature centered websites I have been doing those past few months, 

This is a bit lame, but I need to change the server of this site which is so slooow, and also to reactivate

Latest posts

The Kid #1

Now painting its own creation..
I just understand those painters being unhappy when the sculpture is not good enough.
he's very small, but still what a mess!

The diorama is finished?

Well, I just have the kid to paint but yes it is!

here's what it looked like in my garden one hour ago!

Shadows/highlights on the waves

Of course i used a white-blue-grey mix to do the foam -not just white. But then those white waves just didn't have any depth to them;
So i got back a bit of the blue-black mix i used for my resin and mixed it with some Humbrol Clear Cote, and just look at the result: here i do have some depth!

The shore

Once my sea was successfully tied with the ground, i had to create a real shore. I poured another layer of blue-black tinted resin -more black in the longer end.
Then I had to make the foam which I did following the technic below. Another tedchnic I used was to dip the wood or metal parts of the brush and then to just touch the resin surface with my white acrylic gel mix. It created some bigger and flatter surfaces.
I then blended the whole with my brush -normal way.


Products heads up

Most of the mail I get from this site is about techniques and materials, so I thought it could be nice if I would both show and explain the stuff I use

Various techniques for the Firebird diorama

I have less time now to do SBS in forums or my own site like I used to, but yet i thought I could share some of "my" techniques that i used for the Firebird diorama. product placement? for the most part, say this to my bloody wallet!!    

Pebeo's outliner (Cernes relief)

I was sent that Pebeo Cernes Relief product some time agio and liked it straight away. Its fine tip allows me to make joints between the stuff i embbed in water and the stuff itself like my graves here.

It dries just like regular glossy Acrylic gel that you can find in art shops or Valejo's Water Effect (which is exactly the same stuff)

Flex Pad on horse sculpting

The reason I use those flex-pad instead of other solutions is seen here: I have been owning the same since 4 years and even though mine are in bad shape they still work alright. I love the "blade tip" which allows to sand in the crevices

Metalic pigments from Uschi van der Rosten

That's a hobby sort of posting. I recently bought Uschi van der Rosten's metalic pigments and well, I used to know Alex before he was Uschi you see and this kind of posts can't do him wrong.