I would like to discuss options/techniques of drawing realistic or at least convincing surface of various types of mud, clay, quicksand. I am learning to draw them for almost 8 years already (not accounting for my early attempts made long ago). I believe that realistic or even exaggeratedly dangerous-looking mud or quicksand contributes a lot to an impression that an artwork can make. Unfortunately, I have to admit that it takes me a lot of time and many try-and-fail attempts to achieve a result that I want, and a really good-looking stuff is still a matter of chance. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes not. I learn from all artists who draw quicksand pictures, I watch and keep hundreds of photos, and I want to discuss the effective techniques - both traditional art and digital art. More exactly, I want to hear comments and advices about my pictures and I hope that other artists will join the discussion with their artworks.
I want to provide links to some of my works that on my opinion have better mud/quicksand textures than the others. Which of them do you like more and why? Maybe there are better pictures on your opinion? Which of them? What do you suggest to make the texture better?
Mud fav.me/d2llkz4 fav.me/d5l35v6
Quicksand fav.me/d1z9bje fav.me/d2iqzmr fav.me/d47biki