First, I painted the table with black (no pic). After I had that all done, I painted it over with Bestial Brown (as was the methodology explained here, which is my template for this project). Even though I suppose I could have guessed this was going to happen, I was actually a bit surprised by how the undercoat of black made a different and really made the brown more complex and interesting and, most importantly, "earthy".
I vaguely remember a table at the Bayshore Games Workshop that had a pond on it, and the pond was lined with dark green ink. It looked great, so I'm stealing that approach.
I was pretty tentative about how to bring the brown shading of the earth up from the Bestial Brown. I decided to go with Desert Yellow, and it worked out nicely. I'm almost disappointed that it worked well because, honestly, Desert Yellow is one of the hardest Games Workshop colors to dry-brush with. Well, it looks pretty damned good and I'm now sentenced to drybrushing 48 square feet with this accursed color.
If you know me, you'll know that I think that Bleached Bone is one of the miracle colors that can do no wrong. I drybrushed over the Desert Yellow, and (as I predicted) it made everything look amazing... as usual. BB FTW!
Ok... here's my first stupid mistake: I added some GW Water Effects (left over from this project) before the ink was totally dry. Now I have green floating around in the water effects. Aw, well... that's what "experimenting" is all about, right?
Ah, who cares? I filled up the rest of the pond. We'll check back in 24 hours and see how it looks.
Not too jungley yet... obviously. I'm trying to get the jungle floor right, so the foliage and so-on will come later. For now, however, Im working on earth tones that have something of a Mayan/Desert look. Next? I try to figure out how to get lichen and mould and undergrowth into the scheme.