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Perspective Painting For A Vibrant Watercolor Cityscape Of Chinatown

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Step 17: Flags, Filaments, And Finishing Touches

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As the painting is nearing its final stages, now is the time to do some finishing touches. Add simple details like satellite antennas, flags, banners, and additional signage. You can use the dark purple mix for the antennas and flagpoles, while the flags themselves should be more colorful. Bill uses Cadmium Red Purple for one, French Ultramarine and Cobalt Green for another, and Brilliant Orange for the last one. He also emphasizes on getting the right impression of fabric waving in the wind. TIP: Do not aim for symmetry or perfection!

To complete the cars, use Permanent White for headlights and Cadmium Red Purple for taillights on the vehicles that have already dried. For the bus’ taillights, use Brilliant Orange instead, and add a red stripe across the front and sides for decoration. Touch up anything that needs more contrast or looks out-of-place, and remember to occasionally take a step back and look at the overall painting to see what you need to do.