Create The Line Drawing And Placethe Undertones

With a mechanical pencil, lightly apply the horizon line, where the water and sky meet, about a third of the way down your paper. Draw a very light circle where the sun will be, and lightly sketch in the main waves.

Using the layered approach, apply Canary Yellow evenly across the top of the horizon, making sure there are no noticeable pencil lines. Do not go over the pencil drawing of the circle that represents the sun. The graphite will darken and you will not be able to erase it. Place Canary Yellow all around the circle, then remove the graphite with your kneaded eraser, creating the white spot. Add Canary Yellow all the way into the water directly under the sun. This is where the sunlight reflection will be.

With Yellow Orange, fill in the small mountain on the left. With Orange and a light touch, fill in the water area on both sides of the reflection. Add the main waves with Tuscan Red.

Pencil Drawings Rippling Water
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