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#008: seaside

I drew this yesterday with Faber Castell pastels on A6 paper. I thought that pastels don't need much pressure with the thumb, but 2 hours later it hurt again ;_; So now I know. ;_;

But it was a nice change, trying out my old pastels again, and although they are not as precise as coloured pencils are, it's nice to work with them too.

I watched this video before I started to draw:…

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iPhone 4
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1/24 second
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Date Taken
May 23, 2015, 11:38:44 AM
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Meorow's avatar
Wow, this is very beautiful! :love:
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Thanks! And thankyou for the faves! <3
LimeLit's avatar
So pretty! You drew those waves so well; water isn't easy to recreate. :D Well done!
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Thanks! I want to practice water more, especially clear water :) And those light rays under water, like on the back of dolphins and fish etc :) I admire Christian Riese Lassen's artworks, especially for the effects of water. I first noticed the super-hard-to-draw rays of light on the back of dolphins in his artworks, like this one:…
LimeLit's avatar
Totally! Shines in the water are hard, and I often do rays of light with simply my eraser. :D I know there are more complex ways of doing it!
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Why make it complex when easy works too? :D My art teacher in high school used to tell us that "real artists don't need erasers!" and I think he was really wrong. It's a nice challenge to produce a drawing without erasing once, but there's nothing wrong with correcting mistakes or even using the eraser as an art tool itself. :)
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Exactly! You can make some cool lighting effects with an eraser. :D
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oh and I'm watching more water/wave tutorials on the same channel, next up is this one:…
They make it sound like drawing water is not hard at all XD
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