The 3D model
I divided the 3D model of the watering place in 2 distinct blocks: the wooden watering place and the water. In this way, I can use the watering place full or empty.
Every side is made of boards, a cube divided in every board with the bevel applied.
Then, in sculpt mode, I added the wood grains.
I made two versions of the water, that is made from a parallelepiped.
In the first version I made the ripples using the torus, like the fountain in the stone temple.
In the second version I made the ripples in sculpt mode.
The 3D print
To 3D print every element I set the layer height to 0.2mm, using the grey and brown filament.
I 3D printed one watering place with the brown filament and I didn’t paint it, while I painted the one made with grey filament, using the brown acrylic paint.
I painted the water with the light blue acrylic paint.
Here the comparison between the watering place and the donkey.