Perspective Painting For A Vibrant Watercolor Cityscape Of Chinatown
Step 5: Getting A Concrete Texture Using The Dry-On-Dry Technique
Tone down the white strips in the road by brushing over them gently with a diluted version of the brown-gray mixture. While adding all these layers is necessary, try not to “overflood” the paper, as this will create a granulated rind texture. Keep a rag or paper towel handy to lift out any mistakes, and soften strong colors with a clean wet brush.
Next, take French Ultramarine and a touch of Cobalt Blue Hue, and tone it down with Brilliant Orange. This works as blue and orange are complementary colors; i.e. opposite colors on the color wheel. Wipe off some of the excess liquid in your paintbrush on a rag, then quickly brush over the the tallest left-side building. This is the dry-on-dry technique that’s often used to create rough-looking textures, which is perfect for this cityscape.