Loving the Waves

The waves here in San Pancho are full of force and beauty, as are the people who play in the surf.

I watched a mom and baby play along the water’s edge before I got into sketching them. Initially, the mom held the child by both hands as the wave crashed toward them, lifting the baby just above the wave as it broke. Each time the baby was drenched, she laughed and reached out for more. By the time I started this sketch, the mom was holding her squirming baby, who seemed determined to get back into the water.

Showing the surging waves is a challenge. Today I experimented with making shorter, choppier strokes to mimic the sea’s energy and like this better than my earlier attempts.

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4 Responses to Loving the Waves

  1. Andy Walker says:

    I love the movement you’ve captured here, and you lovely style of painting! I think those choppy brushstrokes work very well. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  2. The waves look huge. I like your technique here.

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