How to Draw Breaking Waves

Skill Level: 1 Beginner
Medium: Pencil Drawing
Subject: Seascapes
Tutor: Nolan Clark
Class Length: 1 Hour 27 Minutes


(4 customer reviews)

Class Description

Capturing the movement of the sea is always a challenge, but when mastered, it creates a magical drawing full of action.

During this class we will extend our knowledge of drawing the sea by learning how to draw a wave that is breaking.

During the class you will learn:

1) How to create the transparent effect
2) How to draw realistic foam on the water
3) How to show depth in the water
4) How to show the movement of the water
5) How to show the foam being flung up into the air


4 reviews for How to Draw Breaking Waves

  1. Judith98402 (verified owner)

    I began to draw years ago and then life got in the way. Now that I am back, on occasion, I run into a subject that stymies me…..and I search for someone who can give me “fresh eyes;” a new visual direction. I have never seen anyone who could so quickly reduce a complex subject, such as this, into a simple and easily understood model, as Nolan does here. Just run a YouTube search and compare the results based on the reference photos. Really clear, clean, concise,….. extraordinary………Thank you.

  2. EmmaLee (verified owner)

    I loved this class! I have always wanted to draw the sea but didn’t know how to attempt getting the waves, splashes, and movement of the water onto paper. I was truly impressed with how well Nolan’s instructions resulted in one of the best drawings I’ve done!

  3. lynn davies (verified owner)

    The class for breaking waves was very well done Nolan, the teacher, explained step by step from start to finish explains tips and tricks. What pencils and equiptment to use for the class . Thoroughly recommend this class and paint basket.
    I have been a member of paint basket since 2012 with a two year gap . No other online art classes , that I have seen, comes up to scratch
    Well done to Nolan and Dennis

  4. Steve Yass (verified owner)

    Loved it! The instruction was clear and concise. I was very happy with my first attempt and believe that I can only improve with practice.

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