Today I did not feel like playing a game and decided to create a Japanese themed backboard instead for a bit of fun and also to complete a family challenge. The challenge was to create something in January with the theme of falling water, which explains why the scenery has waterfalls. I have completed a backboard before for my WW2 Western Desert games using just water colours. This time I used artist pastels because of details like trees and waterfalls.
|Japanese themed backboard with Samurai.|
The whole thing took a lot less time than I expected and I was able to complete in half a day. I used a foam board and started off sketching out the landscape using water colours. Once all dry I then applied chalk based artist pastels. A coat of clear sealer was sprayed on at the end to hold the pastel in place so they don't smudge when used.
|The sketch drawing using water colours.|
|The scenic backboard in place|
|A closer view|
The drawing is pretty basic but suitable enough for wargaming purposes.