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

Colour correction 1

I just want to understand what's going with this colour thing now the job is done: First a picture from the '"main'" side -they show the specular light areas.

Colour adjustments

Time to do the colour adjustements. You can see on the picture that the reeds are too clear compare dto the restof the diorama -at leats the lower parts. i will also have to darken the side of the groundwork that won't be facing the light. No problem with the boat parts as it was already done this way before.

Gluing the reeds

here is a detail picture of the reeds as glued behind the gun craddle. The picture is pretty crap but the light is terrible today. The trick is density, sure, I just hope I will have enough of them reeds so that it looks okay...

a bit of dirt

So well, of course if you see the amount of rust on the boat you can bet it spent already a few years stranded there, so there is no way thereis not going to get a bit of dust on the gun cradle. So here's the first part: I have been painting some of my paper leaves in a dead leaf scheme, took a bit of dirt, bark, twigs and Van Dyk Brown and put it in the supposed sense of the wind.


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.