Let’s take another look at realistic planting of the grass.
See that image? Cool huh? I decided to plant the grass on the flat areas. The steep rock areas won’t hold dirt. Without dirt the grass won’t catch. You can see a few areas down the cliff face that some lucky patches of grass grabbed hold. This is already probably film ready for a quick fly by locator shot. It is just some foam, painted black, drybrushed gray, and red. Then a few sprinkles of green grass. I still have multiple layers left to go but already the magic is showing through.
With practical models like this, the shadows and highlights are always perfect. There is no way to screw them up. Real light hits it and you get real shadows and highlights with no work.
A few flat areas down the cliff face collected some dirt, and some grass began to grow.
Keep taking some photos to see how things look in your camera. See how the cliffs look great but the bridge is one block of color? We will have to work on that.
Next we will add some other plants.
Go ahead, build your own set, have some fun