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Classic Watercolor Figure Painting Featuring President Teddy Roosevelt

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Step 4: Darkening The Shadows And Lightening The Highlights

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Darken the shadows even more by adding Permanent Alizarin Crimson and Crimson Lake to the previous shadow mixture. This time, use a little less water to dilute it. Add a touch of Ultramarine and Winsor Violet as well to get a cooler shadow tone, and paint in the darkest facial features for more contrast. Paint the mustache and under his bottom lip and chin as well to help define the facial details.

As you return to work on the hat, mix in more Burnt Sienna and Yellow Ochre for a browner tone, then paint the shadows. Again, you can lift out some paints for the highlights on the hat by drying your brush and brushing over the necessary areas to take out the paint.