In this video I will show you how to use an underpainting with soft pastels and water on a sanded surface to paint a sea wave.

I really like the photo that I foudn on pixabay for this tutoril. The wave looks as if it’s glowing from within. And this was my main focus – to portray that glow. I am using sandpaper, 800 grit, and soft pastels and water for the underpainting.

For the foam I have different colors for the areas that are in the shadow of the wave itself and for the highlighted areas. In the end I add the foam spatter by scumbling the pastel with my nail and then rolling the pencil over the dust, thus creating an interesting mark. For the reference photo and more tutorial visit my Patreon 🙂