steps one and two
chocolate brown base coat with medium brown dry-brushed over it
Having finally gotten the hill to my liking I decided to have a go at painting the village that was the source of this whole project. The buildings were coated with the ever-present chocolate brown and then a heavy dry-brush of the same medium brown that I used on the hills. In all the photos that I have seen of Afghani villages they seem to be exactly the same shade of brown as the surrounding terrain. Next was the light tan highlights (a good bit heavier a dusting than than hills got) followed up by a thorough dusting of pale gray. Tomorrow I will go back and add white highlights and a few touches of color. All that remains is the other panel with the riverbank and irrigation canals and poppy fields.