If you enjoy painting and want to learn a few different techniques of using your new watercolors, you have come to the right place. The easiest form of painting are seaside views. Here is a look on how you can paint ocean waves with watercolors:
What you will need
- Sketching paper
- Watercolor paper
- Graphite pencil
- Pencil eraser
- Watercolor paints
- Paint brushes
- Color pencils
- White acrylic pain
- Liner brush
- Draw the ocean waves on the watercolor paper with the pencil, and make a light sketch of your desired image.
- With a clean and fresh brush, wet the top part of the paper.
- Now touch the brush lightly to the blue paint, and place a few dots on the top of the wet area of the paper. The paint will begin to vein outward. With your paintbrush, guide the pain to cover the areas of the ocean.
- In the same way you can add newer shades of blue to incorporate other colors.
- Use a masking fluid to cover the white areas that will represent the wave foam. This masking fluid protects these areas from any paint to get over the required white areas.
- Use broad strokes to build up the colors of blue. Your brush strokes should find the curves of the waves.
- Add darker tones to build up shadows of the waves.
- When you have reached a desired amount of shade, let the painting dry, and remove the masking fluid.
- Add in small details of the waves with the color pencils – like small separate shadows or bubbles in the foam of the crashing waves.
- Let the painting dry.
- Use the liner brush with white acrylics to paint tiny speck or dots around the foam of the waves to accentuate the splashes.
- Let the painting dry for a few minutes.