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How to Paint Drapery -- American Flag
You'd be surprised by how often an artist has to paint drapery, which is the art term for folds and wrinkles in fabric. For this video, I decided to paint some extra tough drapery: the American flag. The original painting took over two hours to finish, but I've sped it up 16 times. It's especially difficult to paint with watercolor (mainly because how do you deal with the white stars on the blue background?). I solve that problem with masking fluid. The stripes are easier, but the flag's wrinkles pose their own challenges. I hope you enjoy!