Email Updates - Get notified each week via email of the best new art tutorials and product reviews      Sign Me Up!
Processing your request, Please wait....

Similar Tutorials to Learn How To Draw Water With Calm Waves In Charcoal:

  • What Does Artisan HQ Need Most?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Enjoy this art tutorial? Tell us why...

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Learn How To Draw Water With Calm Waves In Charcoal

Click Stars Below to Vote!
VN:F [1.9.11_1134]
Rating: 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

This video art tutorial shows you how in quite a short space of time you can draw calm sea waves in charcoals. It is definitely geared towards the beginner to intermediate artist but I actually learned a few ideas from this video myself.

Using fine willow charcoal the artist begins by applying a series of quick horizontal lines in a variety of lengths with longer ones at the front and the shorter ones receding to the background and gives the illusion of perspective. When using charcoals contrast is key to establishing a realistic picture so with respect to the waves it is essential to get the darker values and tones in your foreground and as you can imagine a gradual grading of mid tones working their way to the distance.

The introduction of a blending stump is used to smooth the harsh rugged lines left by the charcoal and is complimented by a compressed charcoal pencil which is used to further create even more dark values to the larger foreground waves. The white charcoal pencil is appropriate to add finer detailing to the tips of the waves offering highlighting capabilities which gives them form and a heightened state of realism. You can’t go far wrong with following this tutorial and as I’m sure you would agree it is easy to follow and great to learn from. Have fun.

Products Used Within This Tutorial

More Related Art Products

Learn How To Draw Water With Calm Waves In Charcoal, 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings
No votes yet.
Please wait...
Who Uploaded This Tutorial?
This Video Tutorial is Tagged With:

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,



  1. URL says:

    … [Trackback]…

    […] There you will find 27198 more Infos: […]…

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
  2. sniperwipers says:

    then adjust it if the angle/shape looks different . Just keep turning your screen and paper . Also forgot to mention DONT press too hard with the pencil. Hold the pencil the way you feel comfiest , there is no right or wrong way. If you find that abit hard to follow just draw a grid over a pic in a magazine then lightly draw a grid with the same amount of squares and simply draw what ever is in each grid… simple. And heres the good news i DONT want any money :)))

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
  3. sniperwipers says:

    There are no secrets to drawing .You simply draw each shape beit a line,curve,splodge , whatever the shape is you just draw it. And anyone can draw a shape. Here is how to start drawing. Get a picture of anything in black and white the simpler the better. Then turn it upside down on your monitor draw just a little peice of that picture ,then turn it 90degrees and your paper too and look at the piece youve just drew and see where youve gone wrong and just adjust its angle to match then turn again

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
  4. nplooj1 says:

    Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” ― Bruce Lee

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...

Leave a Comment

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.