During the process of making the paved roads video I decided to make a complete diorama and film the entire process, similar to the previous 'Realistic Scenery' videos this one will be an all encompassing tutorial. What you see is what you get.
It took a while to finish this model for a couple of reasons!
However... if you would like to throw a helping hand you can support me through patreon, completely voluntary but I will always appreciate any assistance. www.patreon.com/luketowan
The paved road turned out fantastic, the trees and surrounding scenery fit in well and do a good job of complimenting each other. The filming of the entire process took quite some time, and I have many hours of footage to sort and edit but the good news is I'm about one third done with the editing.
Stay tuned for 'Realistic Scenery Volume 5 - A drive through Yellowstone'... the name might change? Should be finished in about a week from now :)
I'm quite a way through the filming process for the next tutorial which will be focused on paved roads. I was actually hoping to have it finished this week while I was on holidays... However, holidays as they are involve a lot of lazing around and visiting family, so progress has been a little slower than I would have preferred.
Nonetheless, I will be quite busy on Monday and Tuesday next week in an attempt to finish filming and have the video posted around Thursday or Friday at the latest.
I'm liking the look of the road so far and I'm looking forward to posting the video and sharing with you my technique. I've decided to go for the commercial option this time for making the road, there are a couple of benefits to this -
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Shortly I’ll be posting a video on YouTube giving you a very detailed tutorial on how to make these fantastic pine trees.
If you’re a current patron and follow me on ‘Patreon’ then you will actually be able to watch the video right now. So if you want to watch now you might consider supporting me on Patreon or if you can wait I'll be posting this video to everyone on YouTube at approximately 9am EDT on the 6th of May in the US.
The whole process is actually quite simple and the results more than speak for themselves!
The base color for the trunk is Rust-Oleum Satin Espresso and the highlights which are dry brushed across the top is Vallejo Israeli Sand Grey. Those colors seem to work well together and complement each other.
Overall I'm quite happy with the final result, I plan to use these trees in my next big video which will be 'Realistic Scenery Volume - 5", it will be my biggest diorama so far but I have big plans for it.
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