you need
  • - canvas;
  • - paint (watercolor / gouache / oil);
  • - cloth;
  • - palette;
  • - brush.
Guide
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Water can write and horizontal and vertical, and wide, and small strokes.They do like a brush and palette knife, ball and even cloth.Horizontal smears are usually long, gently into one another, they represent the well-calm water.The broad horizontal strokes artists use for the image of water in the background.The vertical strokes of the long life of the water is added, they can focus on the raging of the water, its ripples, but you can show a smooth surface in the middle and foreground.
2
When the image calm water surface should not forget that it is like a mirror.That is, it will have to draw t
he reflection of all that is on the beach and on the surface of the water, always upside down.In the selection of colors and tones mirroring in the water guided by transparency, depth, turbidity, color of the water.These nuances give more light or shade, warm or cool colors reflected coastal sites.
3
carefully check with the kind and do it as often as possible (if you're not on the water storage).So you can see that on a clear sunny day on the surface affect not only objects, but also the shadows.A reflected from the dark and bright parts of the items will be somewhat "warmer" than a shadow on the water, which is represented by the "cold", almost blue-violet.On the water are possible glare, foam and duckweed, to notice and carry on a canvas these details.In ponds and lakes are thickets of reeds.
4
The reflection in the water, and the artist can write something that is not seen in the upper part of the picture, but it is assumed for the edged image.It's the trees, the bottom of the clouds, clouds, birds, etc.
5
image When the water at night, consider the nuances of color.As a rule, bright moonlit night in the water can be seen clearly, whole reflection objects.Too small parts blacked out, drowning in the night, they are not visible and therefore not drawn.
6
If the water touches the breeze, you can see ripples or small waves.To use the image of this state has other tricks.The wave-ripples, but rather in its inclined planes reflected sky.This nuance can pass small dark strokes, two shades deeper than the bulk water.If the sky is clear, the wind creates a ripple of dark blue color.For the image ripples better to use a small bristle brush, touch her canvas small horizontal strokes.
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If the wind is strong, the ripple becomes sullen, gray, thick.It "breaks" reflectivity of water, but gives it the very "wet" natural state.Such water can be writing pad, and even cloth.First, perform a wide bristle brush sweeping vertical strokes of the border waters down, matching the tone of a coastal thing, but adjusted for the blue water, its transparency, etc.Over recent strokes swipe with a cloth or swab, smoothing the border, move up and down.The image will be more natural and will fit the image of water in nature.