Answer? They look fake…. And with that this could have been one of the shortest blogs ever! However that would be pretty dumb. So let’s dig into this question more deeply.
Obviously the issue is looks. What does the rock, or for that matter the overall feature, look like? And how does it match up with the real thing? When it comes right down to it the key is getting our fake rock projects to match nature. So to achieve this our simple task is to study and copy nature. Have you done this lately? If not don’t feel bad I haven’t either.
After years making rock features many of us have developed our fake rock “style”. This is the look that our rockwork takes from our personal carving and texturing technique(s) over time. This includes how we lay out or compose our projects. How we “crack” and texture them with large and small details. And lastly how we color them.