“If you’re doing a landscape, you want to take into account atmospheric perspective, which means how colours change the further they are in the background,” says Newman. “Generally speaking, colours get more muted and softer the further they are in the background.” Water in the foreground of an image will usually have more vivid colouration, be it deep blue or sea green. Toward the horizon, though, oceans and lakes fade into skies or darkness, with details gradually falling away.
A test of a true artist.
Drawing water can frustrate many artists, but it can be rewarding and is a sign of true artistic skill. The ability to draw water in a vast landscape or in tiny droplets, at rest or in turbulent motion, is a great way to show off your technical skills. It is an exercise in adaptability. To draw water is to draw light and motion itself and to be comfortable drawing something that is all about form. Because of that, it’s well worth the study and practice. If you can draw water, you can draw anything.
Regardless of the type of water you’re drawing, you’ll find brushes and other tools to bring it to life in Adobe Fresco.