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Tiny tips: Water: Waves by Ranarh Tiny tips: Water: Waves by Ranarh
I've been asked for a tiny tip on water. Researching, I found that one will not be enough, so there will be a small series about water and its behaviour.

There is one unfair abstraction in the text; objects are of course not lightest on top (but on the side facing the light perpendicular), but for the sake of simplicity, there you go.
As for breakers, maybe we'll have a tiny tip about those as well; when painting a stormy sea, look at references, maybe watch a movie to see how to put them to use dramatically, and have fun with the mountains of water.
I'm a little unhappy with the Remember section of this. Deep water swallows red light first, then yellow and green, and leaves blue light until darkness below 30m. But water also seems blue when reflecting the sky, which again leads to almost black water in sunset when there is no blue light. Difficult.

Second part about painting water: Tiny tips #15: Water: Reflections

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Tiny tips: Water: Waves by *Ranarh ( Suggested by DameOdessa and Featured by Elandria )
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
:thanks:
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leili Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always feel so lucky when talented artists share tips. Thank you so much!
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
You are welcome.
And thank you for that nice compliment :thanks:
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Itzcuauhtli Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. You make that this look like very easy
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thanks. :)
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:iconjakit:
Jakit Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
soooo helpfull!! thank you ^_^
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
You are welcome! :)
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dragonphi10 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is exactly the kind of thing I've been searching for! Thank you for making such a useful tutorial! :D
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I'm glad to help. You are welcome!
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Cartoon-Heart Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
awesome tutorial, but i could barely read it :noes: i would suggest a different font next time :meow: i love this tutorial though :happybounce:
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thanks!
The fonts are kind of on purpose - it forces me to keep the text short. ;)
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Ja-Kitsu-Ryou Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful and very helpful tutorial! It is very helpful to know why things work, and once we understand that, we can paint with greater understanding and do a better job. :) Thank you for sharing this with us, and congrats on the DD! :D
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thank you! That is nice :)
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xChoshi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Great ! It's amazing :))

By the way... Look here:
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Canon 50D or something diffrent like IPad (apple) :)
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:iconrobynrose:
RobynRose Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I think the tutorial is great and very informative, but I find the font really difficult to read. :<
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
:thanks:
I change the font every ten tips, maybe the next one will be better ;)
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Jessi2012 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
nice tips!
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thanks!
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Jessi2012 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
yup! np
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gph-artist Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great tips. Very useful.
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Thank you :thanks:
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ShadowPhoenix16 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful, thanks for sharing ^^
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
You are welcome! :)
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Denby-Tea Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very informative!
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Thanks!
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Denby-Tea Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Skool4Psychs Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
PERFECT
this is just what I need
Thank you for this :heart:

also congrats on the DD
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Thank you! And you are welcome :nod:
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Mids13 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Writer
I never really could do waves but with these tips, there'll be a lot of improvement:) (well after practicing these techniques lol)
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I sure hope it does help. :)
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AngelJasiel Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic:clap: thank you!!
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
You are very welcome :)
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:iconazzacanth:
azzacanth Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist
congrats on the DD :)
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
:thanks:
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Wonderful tutorial!
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Thanks :thanks:
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:iconmidwinternightdreams:
Very helpful! Thank you for the tips :D
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
You're welcome! :)
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dragonsong17 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for this ~ it's very helpful!
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Glad to hear. Thank you.
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RadenWA Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
How do you make the "Jittery Brush"?
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
If you're using Photoshop you can find the setting under Brush > scattering, in Painter it is called jitter.
But almost every painting software should have something similar. (It scatters the brush along the path.)
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RadenWA Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Mhm. But which brush do you use? The standard soft-edged round brush or one of the others?
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
The brush that is most useful.
In Photoshop I usually use the chalk brushes, that are very versatile, but it pays off to take the time and create custom brushes for things like waves, leaves, snowflakes, ...
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RadenWA Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Understood, thanks!
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RomShuvano Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Congratulations on the DD! Great tutorial ...
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Thank you! :thanks:
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RomShuvano Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
You are very welcome!!
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Fabio-S Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing, I love people who don't mind spending some time to help the others improve their skills
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Thank you so much. In turn, I love doing it. :)
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