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Painting The Fancy Fairmont Hotel: A Watercolor Building Tutorial

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Step 14: Finishing Touches For A Watercolor Building And Flags

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With a no. 10 rigger brush, dilute a mixture of Neutral Tint and Ivory Black to paint more architectural details along the top of the hotel. Add windows to the rightmost watercolor building, then switch to a no. 8 rigger brush and darken your mixture. Add lampposts along the street level using the wet-on-dry method, using the reference photo to help. Don’t go too overboard with these details though! The focus should still be on the colorful flags.

Paint the flag details next, using the same white gouache paint from before. Add some white stripes for the red flag, and highlights and other designs for the rest. Change to Ivory Black to paint the flagpoles, angling them differently so they don’t look too regular. Then, go back to the no. 10 rigger brush to paint one last flag at the very right using Brilliant Orange.