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]
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