In the second version of the young sailor, Matisse showed a sharper edge and brighter colors than his previous versions. This painting used pink, blue and green color to depict the sailor's naughty and the original purity very incisively. The face processed based on the traditional style was just like a mask, which was a collection of various angles and deep lines. In the period of Matisse called "Fauve summer", he painted the sailor. Matisse persuaded an 18-year-old fisherman to be a model and completed the great portrait. When he returned to Paris, the painting he brought back aroused a whirlwind.
As the Fauvism portrait icon, compared with the first version of the painting, The Young Sailor Ⅱ was simpler and more distorted. Contrary to the first version, the colors of the second version were more mixed, vivid and twisted. This drawing was more concise, which consisted of fewer lines. In the painting, the young man had a soft body and his legs lazily crossed very openly, with his head slightly raised. He had a straight nose and lips full of vitality. The graph was logically so condensed that it quite fascinated people. Recent studies showed that the painting was the prototype of a 18-year-old fisherman named Germain Augustin Barthélémy Montargès. In general, between the plane surface with bold colors and the simplified boy, the young sailor seemed to be the naivete expression of the first version. Many of the elements in the painting were not being expressed clearly and completely, but were implied. The shoes of the sailor were good examples: his boots or shoes were not very obvious, so it's not clear that he was wearing boots to work or leisure. But the painting had decorative elements for the simplification. The hands of the sailor were the combination of various symbols. The big one depicted as colored gloves showed a dash finger and his left palm had a deep V.