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High Tide

J.D 15 Nov 2020

I struggle with oceans. I would appreciate any suggestions on making my waves more realistic. Don't get me wrong from a guy that can't draw a stick figure i guess this is ok but would like to improve. Thank u community. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ



JD you got a wonderful water here! It is alive!

I am not expert in seascapes I am learning, but what I would say first and this is where you already succeeded is variety of the foam. Always keep it in mind.

Next is foam shadows. Bob could not do a lot of shadows and everything in such short time. So I would suggest to visit Chanel of Alexander Art. They have very nice seascapes there. They always tell something about shadows.

Third thing that you already doing well is water on the land. It is always horizontal. Here your first wave follows horizontal direction.

I usually always search for similar condition of the light in internet photos to observe where shadows will be, what color of the shadows. You also can search for videos from the beach to see how water behaves. Learning from nature is the best, but not many people live by the sea.

Good luck in your learning path.

Thank u for ur input Sunny lady. 😁😁😁😁

Sunnylady has some really great suggestions (hope you don't mind if I use them as well haha). May I also suggest looking at the BR episode titled "Anatomy of a Wave" It is guest instructed by Joyce Ortner, and she was a very prolific seascape artist, probably one of my favorites. In this episode she literally teaches the "anatomy" of a wave. Hence the title of the episode. Also, check out her website to see some of the work she has done where she wasn't limited to half an hour. Simply amazing. I haven't bought any of her instructional videos yet, but they are certainly on my wish list. Can't wait to see you grow!

Thank u so much for all the help. I will look at that video. Thank u for the support as well 😁😁

Excellent light and shadow work, working the waves.

Thank u JOjo

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