So, the koi pond is progressing nicely! I added some plants around the edges of the rock to add texture and depth to the piece. Then, I sculpted some tiny lily pads, which I then painted, to adorn the surface of the water. There is even a small lily blossom, but it is not a permanent fixture yet, so it might change once more.
Close up of koi playing peek-a-boo beneath the lily pads with his friends.
Yet, another angle. I am hoping to get some really nice photos soon that can really show the detail, but I'm waiting for a good day with natural lighting.
And I finally started pouring the resin on my larger pond. The koi are about halfway there on their swimming pool. I even have some "plants" that will be sticking up out of the resin on this one to add a unique feature. Both ponds will be getting a black-wash of paint to darken the stones before I deem them finished.