For this project we worked with clay (well it's called a clay tile, isn't it?) to make a tile inspired off of one of the biomes we researched. My project is based off of an aquatic biome; more specifically a koi pond. I thought it would be a colorful and fun thing to do for my project. Building the rock was extra fun too since you can put all kinds of textures into it instead of making it a really smooth and boring stone. I mean I don't have anything against smooth stones but they'd be really boring to sculpt in my opinion. For the fish I used one of those loop tools to carve in the scales and a needle tool to carve in the eyes and the details on the fins.
I used the needle tool in order to carve in the ripples in the water, and for the details in the lily pads and the leaf, but I think I used an x-acto knife in order to carve the lily pads out.
For the rock I stuck a few wads of clay together and used the edge of the loop tool to create dents and bumps in it.
For painting we used acrylic paint. I tried my best to add as much value to this as I could. I tried to add some light to the leaves and lily pads and a little shine on the rocks. I also brightened up the ripples in the water a bit and added some shadow underneath the objects like the fish, leaf, lily pads, and the rock. Along with adding some light on the rock I tried my best to shade it a bit as well.