Coloration

Best practices: This rockwork, by diGiacomo Inc., shows excellent shading, with mineral staining and wear depicted. The shading was applied vertically because rainwater would fall down the formation, carrying minerals and dirt with it.

Best practices: This rockwork, by diGiacomo Inc., shows excellent shading, with mineral staining and wear depicted. The shading was applied vertically because rainwater would fall down the formation, carrying minerals and dirt with it.

Common mistakes: Drastic and seemingly random color changes are not realistic.

Common mistakes: These rocks don’t contain enough shading and appear flat. More color is needed to depict aging, shadowing and staining.

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