Classic Watercolor Figure Painting Featuring President Teddy Roosevelt
Step 3: Fleshing Out A Figure Painting By Painting Clothes And Shadows
Next, use diluted Yellow Ochre to paint the base layer of Teddy’s uniform, leaving white areas for the lightest highlights. The tan will be the clothes’ underlying layer, which will help bring together the military look in your figure painting. Work quickly to prevent any “streaking” of paint, and try to get a feel for how the wrinkles in the clothes follow the angles of the body. Make sure to add the tan color on his hat and gloves as well. When you’re done, mix Quinacridone Red with a touch of Burnt Sienna and Yellow Ochre, and apply to the shadows along the edge of the nose, the side of his head, and in the eye sockets.