I'm excited to say that it's my day to post on the Make it Crafty Blog and I chose to do a step-by-step tutorial of how to color sun rays in the water! Now this is a simple task so be sure to grab your favorite coloring medium and head on over to check it out. It actually should only take a few minutes to get the blue water part done then you can worry about the rest of the image. LOL
I don't want to go into the tutorial details on this side so I'll briefly talk about what I did and give you lots of pictures instead. For my project I used Underwater Shipwreck from Make it Crafty, however, any of the underwater scenes would be perfect for this task.
The algae was an after thought because at one stage of the coloring I had covered up most of the seaweed I added so as I was going back in it occurred to me that a ship this old would have lots of slimy algae growing on it. This was easy to add by taking a light moss green (YG91) and coloring over and around the ship. On the masts I added strings of algae with the same color.
Most dolphin pictures I see have the light reflection on the backs and I wanted to give this a try. So for this technique I used a white gel pen and drew in some rough hash marks that I hoped resembled the sun shining through the water. Then to soften up the edges I took a lighter gray marker and colored the sides of the dolphin. I also used the white gel pen to color in the air bubbles.
I hope you get a chance to try out these techniques - the best part about an underwater scene is that you can be messy and it looks like it was done on purpose! LOL Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you're having a fantastic weekend! Remember to check out the Make it Crafty Blog for the water tutorial. Thanks. :D