how to draw ocean waves
Step 5. How to Draw Ocean Waves
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Uploaded: February 1, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: September 19, 2009
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Walking along the beach on a hot summers day or night is always an ideal thing to do from June-August, and from September-November. There is a peacefulness that reflects off ocean waters that some how either mends a broken heart or sooth's the weary soul. You watch the dangers and excitement of surfers riding the waves as they crash down and get up again for another round. But did you ever wonder how waves from the ocean form uniform ripples in the sea, or how humongous waves are able to break down on the shore. Well I may not have all the answers, but maybe I can provide at least some. The most common cause for waves forming is the wind. When the wind rolls over the ocean it forms friction, and when friction forms it forces the water to ripple. Now, depending on the strength and force of the passing winds and how long the gust last for will determine the size of the ripples that will form. The waves that break along the shores can differ in sizes, the steeper the beach slope is the higher and more intense the incoming waves will be these are called surging breakers. When the beach has a moderate steep slope the waves are curved and high, these are what surfers call “ideal waves” and oceanographers call them plunging breakers. And finally Beaches that have more subtle gentle slopes where the incoming waves just start breaking on the ocean and by the time they reach the shore they fizzle out and just form rolling water, these are called spilling breakers. No matter how you look ate the ocean and its waves, these incredible masses are always beautiful to look at weather you’re a kid having fun, lovers walking on the beach, friends hanging out, or just sitting by yourself relaxing on the water front. This tutorial will teach you "how to draw waves" step by step. The instructions are clear and the sketches are awesome. I did a good job drawing these waves and I know you will enjoy learning how to draw them too. *Note*, if you want to learn more about ocean waves you can click here and it will take you to an informative page filled with all kinds of neat facts about waves.

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