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

Color adjustement

As I was pretentious enough on that one to fake a light direction, I had to corect the colors and mimic some shadows in some specific places -this is why I had to paint back some parts of the boat/shore in some darker colors..

Extra water

I had done the water too small for the diorama! so here's how I fixed that. Waiting for the resin to be half set and then put it on shape on the base.

The Sea Foam

So here is how I do the sea foam -pretty straightforward and efficient. The trick is to mix very few paint with the acrylic gel because the gel's volume reduces pretty much while drying -if you don't use much, the white colour will be seen only in the places where you put a lot of the mix -the blending will be perfect :)

The joint

Here is the joint between the sea and the shore -i will need to pour another layer of resin in order for this joint to be smoothed.


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.