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Curling ocean wave - colored pencil


By DoctorPlatypus | Doctor Platypus | 20 May 2021

Last night I decided to practice drawing water again. I tried drawing an ocean wave and the surface of a swimming pool. The latter never got past looking like an abstract blue field with white and dark blue squiggles, so I won't burden your eyes with that.

However, here is my ocean wave, which I am pretty happy with:

Curling ocean wave - colored pencil

The part I was most nervous about, the seafoam, is the part I like best. I think I need to do more work on shading inside the tube of the curling wave, and I think the yellow highlighting looks a little bit too bright, but on the whole I am pleased with this in terms of progress. 


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Current projects: writing a literary history book about Victorian and Edwardian fiction as successor to the medieval dream vision genre. Learning to draw. Slooooowly learning the fancier ins and outs of the roll20 VTT.

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