Coloring the Tropics Blue - Technique
Here's a video that shows stages of color pencil that I added to "Charlie" my Sea Turtle. (His friends call him "C" for short), get it?
I added the light rays in the background for a dramatic dynamic affect. Notice how the light, even under water creates shadows and reflections. Try layering the
colored pencil starting with lighter tones like yellow and light green - then build up to the darker values/colors like ocean blue.
Making the bubbles appear transparent and round, with reflected light is easier than you might expect. See how just a few marks, indicating the objects shape and color creates the illusion.
Charlie and his friends are available at: www.dkgriffinart.com
Light rays in the background were added by dividing up the space with lines that radiate from the water surface.
Transparent bubbles give a a under-watery affect. Check out the bubble creating a shadow on the ocean's bottom.
A spray of fixative allows for additional color and tends to saturate the color a bit.
Frame your finished art - they make great presents.
Check out Arteza Colored Pencils. I used this expert set to color the Sea Turtle above. For the price, they do a good job as you can see.