Description: Here's another landscape tutorial for you all. This time I will be showing you how to draw a beach. It's Winter and freezing where I live so this is my attempt at thinking warm thoughts until Spring begins! Get your pencils and paper ready for this one!
Description: I chose to start out by sketching a few beaches before moving on to the final drawing. This was done using water-soluble pencils. Basically start out by sketching just as you would with normal pencils. If you don't have water-soluble pencils just go ahead and sketch with regular ones.
Description: This sketch was in color. I decided to use Derwent Inktense pencils which are also water-soluble. Basically just start out by sketching with one color and add the rest as you go along. I only used the primary colors (red, yellow, blue,) and black and white to color.
Description: This first drawing was just a way for me to more or less warm up. I just chose a bunch of different reference images and a few of my own ideas and mashed them together into a single scene. Start out by using a 6B pencil to roughly shade the the sky and water. Use a blending stump to smooth out your shading.
Description: Next erase out the cloud shapes then use either a 6B or HB pencil to add detail and a blending stump to smooth out the clouds and sky. If you need more help with this check out my "Realistic Clouds" tutorial.
Description: Now use a 6B pencil to sketch in the landscape. Just sketch in a basic idea and leave plenty of room for change later on. After sketching start defining the landmasses and water by starting at the horizon and moving forward. An HB pencil works best for this.
Description: Finish up your shading in the foreground. Blend in anything in the background that seems to be popping out too much (like the arch structure. With this in my mind I moved on to my final drawing.
Description: Next define the clouds using an HB pencil and a blending stump. Use a 6B pencil and blending stump for the sky. After that, start defining the horizon and the landmasses in front of it using an HB pencil.
Description: Next start working on the shading of the ocean. Add in a few boulders/rocks here and there. Light strokes with a 6B pencil will work well here. Try to make your pencil strokes flow in the same way as the water waves would. Don't just scribble your shading in.
Description: Blend in the ocean using a blending stump. After that use 6B and HB pencils to define the boulders and ocean. The dark blobs in the water are underwater rocks/coral. You can also use a kneaded eraser to lighten your water.
Description: Finish up shading the beach. Use a kneadable eraser and blending stump to work on the water line. Use your eraser to add a few ripples in the water. You can also add in a few rocks on the sand. After working out your details you can call your drawing complete! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did. As always, comments and questions are more than welcome!
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