After working for a long time in the Greystone Village format I started thinking that I needed some other complimentary stone colors to liven the place up!
This is a step by step of the process used to get to the end state you see on the left.
This is a very fast process but gave a solid result.
The model is a ruined doorway from the Reaper Bones 4 Kickstarter Fantasy Scenics set.
I undercoated this with Krylon Camo Brown paint/primer.
Picked out some areas of color with 4 basic colors.
Stormy Grey (Reaper(R)), Grey Mist (R), Handle Wood (R), and Krylon Camo Brown. (This is the undercoat color and was not re-applied... just left "bare")
Stormy Grey is a very dark grey, Grey Mist is a lighter grey with a fair bit of blue added. Handle Wood is a very light brown that is almost tan and the Krylon Camo Brown is a very dark bark brown.
Base coats of the greys were brushed on damp while the handle wood was wet stippled on to give the uneven coverage an irregular rocky texture instead of weak brush strokes.
First highlight layer:
Sky Gray (R) Drybrush over all grays.
Sunny Skin Tone (Vallejo (V)) Drybrush over all browns except the "ground" part of the base.
This starts tying the different colors together so they will look like they've been standing in a pile together for a long time. The underlying color differences are reduced a little but still have a variegated appearance.
Sewer Water Wash (Secret Weapon (SW))
Line all rocks and cracks edge the divots. This is fast and easy and uses a mid size brush with a decent tip just wipe off any excess that looks like a brush stroke.
Damp brush Saddle Brown (R) over the "Ground"
Of course more could be done with the ground but this is a generic game piece that to look at home in a dungeon, a jungle, or in the frozen wilds so it remains neutral here.
Final Step before sealer!
Lightly drybrush the whole model with Splintered Bone (R) focus a little extra coverage on the tops, edges, and broken stone to make them pop.
Splintered Bone is a bright off-white color.