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|Easy How To Paint An Ocean Wave Worksheet|
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Trace the basic design of the picture onto 140 lb watercolor paper, this is the heavy paper that resists buckling when wet. If it too thick to trace through then hold it against a window with light shining through and trace it.
REMEMBER: The splash is white, so don't do anything to it until the very end.
THE FIRST WASH.
* Starting at the top wet the entire sky and then wash in watery light blue. While it is still wet add a little darker blue at the top.
* The background sea is the darker than the wave, but the sea is lighter on the horizon. Mix a little black with the sea just above the wave but very little.
* The top of the wave is light blue.
* Put a little watery tan or grey-brown in the sand
* The lightest blue is in the water between the wave and the beach. Keep it watery and use back and forth sweeps of the brush.
* The darkest part of the wave is at the bottom inside the curl of the wave; use darker blues and a little touch of black.
* Use a little dark blue and black to put a shadow under the edge of the foam and the edge of the curl.
* There are ripples in the water in front of the wave, use a little dark blue and black to draw them in with the very tip of your brush.
The splash is white but it has a little shadow in front of it use a watery almost clear blue-grey and wash the bottom part of the wave. Use your smallest brush and drop in a little slightly darker blue-grey to make it splashy.
If you have white paint use your smallest brush and put some shiny spots in the far sea and on the edge of the wave. There are curved lines inside the wave and curved lines going down over the top of the wave use the small brush to "draw" these lines with white and some in dark blue. Draw some lines back and forth in the front wave with the white. Draw some lines back and forth in the sand. Add a little watery yellow, orange and tan in the clouds.
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