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Tiny tips: Water - Colour by Ranarh Tiny tips: Water - Colour by Ranarh
The third part about painting water. This time about its colour; since water essentially acts as a reflective surface in most paintings, it can be trickier than you think. Just going with blue to paint water isn't enough. As always, looking at references will help a great deal.
The tutorial talks about both the colour under water as the colour of the surface; the first is easier to paint as it doesn't variate as much under different lighting conditions.

Also see Part One: Water - Waves [link]


and Part Two: Water - Reflections [link]

"Ranarh's tiny tips" is a collection of iddy-biddy tutorials, each containing small bites of advice anyone can chew, aimed at beginner's level artists. They are not software-dependent. If there's a problem you have, something you feel someone should finally explain, or are just curious what I have to say on a particular artistic issue, feel free to tell me.


You'll find the whole Tiny Tips Collection, plus some full-grown walkthroughs in my tutorial section. Check out my blog and website for exclusive tutorials, walkthroughs, and tips.
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Akimati Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much, it 's really helpful!!!
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I'm glad to hear it. :)
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Akimati Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:iconcutiesmileplz:
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code-koda Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this whole series is really helpful, thank you! :hug: water always baffles me but you've broken it down very nicely, im not so scared to tackle it now : D
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
That is the nicest thing you could've said. Thank you!
You are welcome.
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8arah Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
This is going to be really helpful for me, thank you! :D
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
You are welcome :)
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AspiredWriter Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
these seem like great tutorials on water (i've been to all three) can i add them to my group? i'm adding them now, you should get the requests.

also, another tutorial on water would be great: falling water (waterfalls, faucets) different intensities- for instance (as far as i've noticed) water running powerfully will look much whiter while a trickle or a slow steady stream is more clear, transparent and reflective. i'd love to know your thoughts on the matter (and maybe another lovely tutorial :aww: )
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I already thought about doing such a tip. It just moved a few places up in my list.
sneak peek: Next one will be "a mouthful"
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AspiredWriter Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
:excited:
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