Classic Watercolor Figure Painting Featuring President Teddy Roosevelt
Step 8: Details And Fine-Tuning A Figure Painting
For the belt buckle and buttons, use pure Cadmium Yellow Light to get a hint of a brassy color, while the boots can be a very dark purple using a mixture of Winsor Violet, Ultramarine, Payne’s Gray, and Neutral Tint. Leave white spots to create the “shiny” effect needed for metallic objects, white highlights can be lifted out later. Next, darken the soles with pure Payne’s Gray, and fix the collar by adding a brighter Cerulean Blue to its lighter side. Add a diluted crimson-purple glaze over the gloves for a variation in tone, and touch up Teddy’s facial features and anywhere that needs fine-tuning. Don’t be afraid to create a sharper contrast for a more dramatic painting!