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Painting The Night: A Night-Time Cityscape Of Tokyo

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Step 16: Adjusting The Atmosphere With Finishing Touches


In this final stage, you’ll be adding the finishing touches to your night-time cityscape. This means stepping back to see what your painting still needs, then adjusting it as you go along. For instance, you can use the black mixture to paint more details on the cars and shadows on the left side, or add more signs in light purple by mixing Cobalt Violet Light with the white gouache paint. You can also add more contrast and atmosphere by making the buildings near the foreground look busier, but take care not to overdo your painting!

When you’re satisfied with your cityscape, sign it in white, and let it dry before carefully peeling off the tape around the edges. Feel free to frame afterwards! And well done for completing this challenging but rewarding lesson.