Classic Watercolor Figure Painting Featuring President Teddy Roosevelt
Step 10: Finishing The Background Of A Figure Painting
For the ground, switch to the size 8 round brush and paint using Burnt Sienna mixed with the crimsons, letting the paint bleed into the area behind Teddy’s legs to give the figure painting a forest-like atmosphere. Keep using tapered brushstrokes for a scratchy, grassy texture. Next, switch back to the size 12 brush, and continue to use the wet-in-wet technique to paint the right side of the background. Don’t forget to paint the area between the legs, and that your blue tones can vary simply by using the same colors but at different ratios. You can also dilute the paint for lighter areas, such as the space next to Teddy’s left elbow. Finally, complete the background by painting the rest of the ground (use the same color and method as before).