I started with some freehand on the cowboy's vest today. I went with gold spots, and here's the result.
I was not happy with the results. The spots are too much like the buttons, so it all gets kinda messy. So, I got rid of them. While debating whether to leave it without any freehand or put on stripes, I worked on his ammo belt and the other strap there (also the buttons on the vest are now silver, and I did the watch and chain).
The belts aren't quite done. They need some more highlight and some weathering. But, I am kinda liking doing a section to completion.