Join Adam Crespi for an in-depth discussion in this video Painting the base color and variation, part of Creating Formed Concrete 3D Textures.
- For the concrete wall we're drawing,…we've established the pattern…of the form joints and form ties…and now we can think about the overall,…kind of, base color of that concrete.…I'm going to look again at some concrete reference…and see if I can get some ideas for that base color.…In a quick search for concrete walls…and sitecast concretes,…we can see that it varies wildly.…We've got everything from light gray…to medium gray, yellow gray to almost brown…and all manner of staining in there.…
Now, this depends largely on who took the photo,…what other light is bouncing in,…how long the concrete has been around,…what stained it and was there a stain in the concrete mix?…What I get from this though, in general,…is that my concrete should be gray…and there's a decent amount of yellow in it.…It's not a straight gray.…It's actually kind of a yellow gray,…but it definitely needs to vary in there.…As we can see in this image, for example,…we've got a decent amount of deeper grays…splotching and dotting through there…and a little bit extra right here at the form joints.…
Interested in creating other kinds of textures, such as wood grain or metal? Check out other courses in our Creating Textures series.
- Laying out form ties and joints
- Painting the base color and variation
- Adding bubble holes and voids
- Adding color variation using custom brushes
- Drawing exposed aggregate sections
- Creating a poured concrete material
- Mapping the concrete to flow around walls