I was going to do a foam board like the ones in the image galleries but decided to use materials I had on hand instead. So I cut some hardboard to the right side - cut some MDF to make a frame to keep it flat and raise it up a bit. Then commenced to painting.
I tried painting a grassy field but ended up scrapping it after a few hours and doing the "space painting" spray paint trick.
I had slate, red and black spray paint on hand - so that's what I used - also this was my first attempt using this trick so I really had no idea how things would mesh together. Add to that I'm color blind so the reddish/pink hues are pretty much lost on me
Now that I think of it - I do have some blue acrylic - Hmmm maybe I can add a wash over it before clear coating.
Edit - ok wash helped a tiny bit but looking closer I was noticing some flubs on lining it that I undid, but I will always see them as is - so running to the store for some blue spraypaint and I'll go easy on/skip the red this time.
Fortunately its a very easy process and I was able to mark the tape I marked off the board with for the lines (and then covered over that tape with more tape - so it will be much easier to line this time...
Ok the lining took longer than expected because it was darker than the other board so I had to go lighter with the lines. Which meant multiple coats so I had to tape everything, etc etc.
I decided to just do horizon lines with some cross hatches to delineate spaces as opposed to full vertical lines. The flash made the lines a bit brighter than they are in real life - they are a greenish-gray.
Now all that is left is to let it "cure" a little longer and put on a clear topcoat to seal everything up.
Then the day after it is done-done the official board will be released I'm sure