Handpainted Fantasy Cobblestone Texture: Attempt 1

Trying to sort out how to properly paint light. Those cracks in the mortar are hard. I was working on these on my tablet outside on the porch today! It was so nice!!


So far it looks like pretty awful. But it will get better. Here’s what I want it to look like:

I took these photos from Greystone Mansion when I was in LA and fell in love with the stone floor and architecture. That link sends you to Greystone like you were there, so be sure to click the link!

Here are images of the style I’m going for:

Looking at it again, I think one issue is that I’m painting stone in between stone. Basically I have to treat the mortar as pebbles in between the larger cobblestones. Why do I always have to pick the complicated things? :D Hold out for attempt 2… coming soon to an artblog near you. So near, you’re reading it right now.