City Painting Ideas: How To Paint A Busy City Landscape
Step 5: Texturing The Road Using The Dry-On-Dry Technique
While the layers on the buildings dry, you can start painting the streets and roads. Mix more of the same light-gray tone used in some of your buildings, and fill in the horizontal and vertical roads, making sure to paint from the vanishing point all the way to the bottom. You can paint over the cars in the distance, but try to leave a white space for the cars in the foreground (details will be added later). You can make your brushstrokes rough by continuing to paint even when there’s not enough paint on your brush (i.e. the “dry-on-dry” technique) to imitate the rugged texture of the road. Add another layer of Neutral Tint for the roads to deepen the color, and remember to use horizontal strokes to mimic the way asphalt is laid on the ground.