the last time we saw my Afghan village hill it was a wet mess of chocolate brown paint.
A night's worth of drying time solved that problem and I got right back at it. First I double-checked to be sure that there wasn't any loose sand anywhere, once I was satisfied that all of that was locked down tight I began the two-stage drybrushing effort. The chocolate brown was only ever intended as shadow so the first coat of medium brown was applied very heavily. A second coat of medium brown was added after the first had had a chance to set for an hour. After that had dried for an hour I broke out the light tan, this too was applied liberally to all of the surfaces to establish a base and then a second coat was added with a lighter hand to make the details pop. Once this had had a chance to dry I will add a coat of pale gray then some white highlights.