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Published: April 11, 2011
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Imagine FX asked me to do an article on painting water. Check out issue 69 for the full walk-through:


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ARTSeeker321's avatar
Beautiful picture! Amazing water and astonishing lighting😀
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UntoldPromises|Student Digital Artist
AMAAAZING! I LOVE IT! Especially the rendering of the waves and this light coming through it with the foam and AHHHHHHHH! omg cry 
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Novern|Hobbyist General Artist
The way you did the water... O.O It's amazing!
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StarWolfEmperial|Professional General Artist
Most Epic waterscape ever!!!
reminds me of Caladan Caste from Frank Herbert's "Dune"!!
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ComporreWhich|Student Digital Artist
the water *_*
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bagasuit091|Hobbyist General Artist
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Latharion|Student General Artist!!! Sam!!! this is amazing!! look at that water..and the architecture!!
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Yowie9644|Student Traditional Artist
The water is *perfect*. Had this been a poster, I would have proudly had it on my teenage bedroom wall.

Definitely deserves to be a on a book cover!
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Smattila| General Artist
Really like how you paint the waves! Nice work
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normanWaals|Student Digital Artist
You're use of light is breath-taking!
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HowCanIimprove|Student General Artist
I'm in love with how you do water especially with the light showing through
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samburley's avatar
Thanks. I feel like such a cop out doing it though ;)
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paprbtrfly's avatar
Just now discovering this work. It's incredible.
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ChrisOConnor|Student General Artist
fantastic water texture
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Undercard|Student Digital Artist
I bought issue 69. Ill be looking forward to seeing your walk-through! The water is so life like!
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domoisLoL's avatar
this looks like a real picture but wayyy better very artistic luv the water!!!
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eterniss's avatar
Your water effect is mind blowing. Prettier than the real thing. :D Am in awe.
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E-raserhead|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ridiculously good.
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DorianoArt|Professional Artist
Incredible Vision! SUPERartwork!
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Dorothy-T-Rose|Professional Digital Artist
That is really beautiful! Quite an inspiring piece.

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I love especially the lighting on the water and the opalescence on the front wave
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