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City Painting Ideas: How To Paint A Busy City Landscape

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Step 10: Painting Ideas For Creating Car-Like Cars

Painting cars in a city landscape

Switch to a no. 10 rigger brush and prep Neutral Tint, Payne’s Gray, and Indigo before working on the cars along the side of the road. Due to the main light source coming from above, the topmost surfaces of a car are always a lighter shade than the sides. With that in mind, apply the dark blue mix to the shadowed areas in the leftmost cars in the bottom left corner. Dilute the dark blue mix and paint the roof of the car, then dilute the color further for the car’s windows. Don’t forget to paint the side mirrors and windshield even if they’re not visible in the reference picture, as these are the details necessary to make a car look like a car. You don’t have to get too fussy either, and keep moving around the painting to allow previous layers to dry. Use the same painting principles for the cars on the right side of the street, leave room in between each car. Then, start working on the truck and other vehicles in the distance, using strong Neutral Tint to paint the cast shadows underneath each one.