What are some things you keep in mind when painting water?
*~ * ~ welcum to alyssa’s art corner ~ * ~* first off, use reference so your water direction will make more sense than what it will probably look like in your head lol. i think the most important things i keep in mind is to identify the darkest values and build and blend off from there and the other is knowing how far away the water is:
the closer the wave, the more it becomes a triangle; the further the wave, the more it becomes a thin line:
my process usually goes like: base color -> blend subtle tones to make a gradient -> draw in the shadow shapes -> build midtones from there -> highlights
here are some of my techniquez of how i lay down the values of water under the cut