This project is a great opportunity to use up all those half-balls and sad lonely leftovers from previous projects. To start with, I pulled everything I thought I’d be able to use from my own stash and sorted it into different colour groups. Here’s my picks, to help you guide your own choices:
This will be the dominant colour. Lots of leaves, grass, lianas, young greens on the fields. I’m basically thinking “Tropical Rain Forest” – plants of all sizes and shapes everywhere!
Looks like I’m a bit short on saturated greens, but those are a start.
Tree trunks, walkways, dirt, roots, stones can be created with different shades of brown and grey.
There are quite a few mentions of water in the description of the colony tree – water falls, ponds, irrigation channels.
And to round it all out, here’s all the other colours of the rainbow – as accent colours, for flowers, fruit and everything else.
For example, I’m quite fond of the cone of technicolour thread on the upper left of that picture. Adding it to some green gives a nice sparkle to leaves!