How To Paint Waves

10 Amazing (and Easy!) Tutorials

Introduction

My fascination for waves started from an early age, when I went to the beach for the first time, and the waves there splashed against my feet. Since then, I’ve always wanted to capture their beauty in painting but didn’t know how. However, recently I did a bit of research on how to paint waves, and came across some amazing video tutorials regarding the matter. These tutorials helped me a lot in terms of learning and understand the process on how to paint waves properly.

In order to paint waves properly, you need to ensure three things. First comes the structure of the waves, their size and shape, as well the direction they’re going in. Next, you maintain the continuity of those waves. Finally, you take out your brushes and colors, and start painting those waves.

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Exciting Painting of Waves

Exciting Painting of Waves

Greg here does an amazing job with the brush as he carefully illustrates an exciting painting of waves breaking against the shore. At first glance, the artwork looks quite easy to do. However, once you start working on it, you’ll realize how much effort is needed to ensure the painting’s quality. But don’t worry, because Greg explains the whole process effortlessly, making it really easy for us to understand.

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Foamy Wave Painting

Foamy Wave Painting

Waves seen in this painting will make you feel like you’re standing on the shores of a calm sea, and foamy waves are brushing against your feet. It’s a spectacular scenery that’s been brought to life through this painting. The artist does an amazing job with the details and the color shades. The foamy texture looks almost realistic. You can’t find anything wrong with this piece of art. It’s absolutely amazing!

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Simple Wave Painting Tutorial

Simple Wave Painting Tutorial

Do you want to paint waves that look both aesthetic, and realistic? In this watercolor painting tutorial, you’ll be shown how to do exactly that. The waves in this painting are done in a way such that they look lifelike and aesthetic as well. There’s a certain calmness to this painting that you’ll get to enjoy while working on it. At the same time, you’ll be immensely pleased with the detailed explanation of all the processes in this tutorial, which will be of great help to all you beginners out there.

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Beautiful Painting of a Wavy Sea

Beautiful Painting of a Wavy Sea

Trust me, although the title for this video says ‘for beginners’, this painting is by far one of the most difficult paintings to work on. Take a look below and see for yourself. The amount of detailing done in this painting speaks volumes about it. It’s got everything you’d want to see in a masterpiece. From the shades, to the lighting, everything about this seascape painting is just so perfect. Not gonna lie, but this painting tutorial made me feel really nervous when I saw it for the first time. It’s just so good.

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Waves with Clear Skies

Waves with Clear Skies

Waves are best enjoyed at the beach, on a sunny day with clear skies. This painting will give you those exact same vibes. It’s like you were standing at the beach, and watching these waves come at you. The artwork has a lot of depth, and it’s mostly due to the artist’s amazing coloring and shading technique. The painting has a sort of smoothness to it that makes it look more appealing. All in all, an amazing piece of artwork that will take you a bit of time and effort to work on.

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Stunning Painting of a Wave

Stunning Painting of a Wave

In this video tutorial, you’ll get to see how to paint a single, simple, and beautiful wave using acrylics. The process used for this painting is quite simple. There isn’t much going on here except for the amazing use of color blends. The variation in colors makes the painting look quite nice and vibrant. It may not be a masterpiece, but this painting is quite artistic, and you’ll definitely enjoy working on it.

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Basic Wave Painting Approach for Beginners

Basic Wave Painting Approach for Beginners

If you’re a beginner in oil painting, this tutorial is perfect for you. The elements needed for a perfect wave painting are all here. From lighting effects, to detailed color shades, this painting has it all. Despite having everything you’d want in a perfect painting of waves, this approach isn’t that difficult, and can be easily done if you watch the tutorial a few times.

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Beautiful Fluid Painting of an Ocean Wave

Beautiful Fluid Painting of an Ocean Wave

The acrylic pouring method is one of the most difficult ways of painting anything. However, the result of all the hard work that goes behind a fluid painting is quite amazing, as you can see from this painting of an ocean wave done using the acrylic pouring method. Such amazing artworks require the artist to be both patient, and skillful. This tutorial does a good job in explaining the blends and the process that leads to this painting. If you’re willing to try fluid art, you could get yourselves started with this tutorial.

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Mesmerizing Painting of Waves

Mesmerizing Painting of Waves

In this video tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a mesmerizing painting of ocean waves in the simplest way possible. There’s nothing too complex about this artwork. All the blends and shades you’re seeing in this painting can be easily achieved by your usual blending techniques. The artwork doesn’t have that many details either. Hence, although a bit difficult, you can easily manage to work your way through this painting, once you’ve studied the tutorial a few times.

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Step by Step Wave Painting Tutorial

Step by Step Wave Painting Tutorial

This video tutorial is a step-by-step guide on how to paint waves using acrylic paints. The tutorial is quite detailed, and is targeted towards beginners. The painting lacks complexity and only uses basis blends and shading techniques. Even with zero or minimum knowledge in acrylic painting, you can comfortably work on this artwork. The painting itself is quite simple. However, if you want, you can add other elements in it, but make sure you’re getting the composition right.

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The Navarro-Rubios

My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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Jimena & Iñigo

The Navarro-Rubios

My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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