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will show you how I drew a realistic beach scene from start to finish. This video will take you through the steps using different techniques and styles to achieve a completed drawing.
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I started this drawing by looking at images in google to get some ideas for composition and placement. I also had a few other similar sketches that I worked from to create this.
After I had a general composition that I liked, I just quickly drew in large objects to start filling in the page. After objects are placed. Start adding in all the details of the overall image. In this case I started with the sky.
The sky consisted of a light tone using an HB pencil. I used a method of cross hatching to achieve this. This is where you draw parallel lines in one direction and then another direction perpendicular to the original ones to create darker tones. This helps to prepare for the next step. Next step would be to take a blending stump and make the sky into a smooth value. Once this is done, use an eraser to erase out rough shapes that will take the form of clouds.
In this case, I left the drawing with a rough sky. I wanted the focus to be in the water and rocks of this drawing. I started next on the water. The water is very simple to make. All you need is a B or 2B pencil and start making parallel lines with varied pencil pressure to create texture. This helps to create the illusion of movement and gives the water some visual interest.
Up next were the rocks. They were difficult for me at first to render out but as soon as I got all the tone down and started to think of how I draw mountains, I started to get the hang of it. I usually learn as I go when it comes to drawing new things. I used a combination of erasing and darker pencils to create depth and tone. I then started to work on the rocks closer to the picture plane to help show the depth of the picture.
Once those rocks were done it was just a matter of fine tuning the small waves in the water and darkening certain objects.
This drawing overall took me about 3 hours or so to create.
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