Paint with Me : Watercolour Ombre Ocean + Anchor-Drawing Hacks!!

• Paint with Me • // Ombre Oceans + Anchors

did you know? scientists have recently discovered that no ocean painting is complete without adding an anchor.

okay, i’m kidding! but i’m still going to share my ocean-and-anchor painting process with you. and while experimenting with the easiest way to draw an anchor (mock-up, don’t mess-up), i found a pretty cool hack too!

let’s start with the ombre ocean first.

• Paint with Me • // Ombre Oceans + Anchors

what you’ll need:

• art paper (i used drawing block but watercolour paper would be better)

• paint brush/es (mine was size 6)

• paints (as you can see, i actually used poster colours… but try to use authentic watercolour)

• a container/palette for water and paint

how to make:

1. fill your container with water and wet your brush lightly.

• Paint with Me • // Ombre Oceans + Anchors

2. squeeze out some blue paint and load your brush.

• Paint with Me • // Ombre Oceans + Anchors

3. paint about an inch of concentrated blue colour at the bottom of your canvas. (you can make each level of ombre thicker/bigger depending on your preference and the height of your canvas)

• Paint with Me • // Ombre Oceans + Anchors

• Paint with Me • // Ombre Oceans + Anchors

4. add more water to your brush without adding more paint. paint another inch or so of lighter blue above the first section, overlapping it slightly.

• Paint with Me • // Ombre Oceans + Anchors

5. continue adding water to dilute the paint as you add more sections of gradually lighter colour.

• Paint with Me • // Ombre Oceans + Anchors

6. the best way to get a really light tone for the last layer of the ombre is to simply wash your brush in the water and then paint with that watery blue colour in the container.

• Paint with Me • // Ombre Oceans + Anchors

• Paint with Me • // Ombre Oceans + Anchors

got your ombre-style ocean painting? now you’re ready for my anchor-drawing hack!

what you’ll need:

• a writing instrument

• and this tutorial! nothing more. 😉

how to make:

note: the following tutorial refers to some parts of the anchor to make instructions clearer. check this link for a diagram on the part of an anchor. sorry about the lack of photos!

1. draw a wide smiley face. (no kidding!) you might want to make the lowest point of the smile just a little more pointy that usual as it will form the crown.

2. connect the two eyes, this line will be the stock.

3. add arrows to the ends of the smile. as you can tell, this will be the arm, and the two arrows are the flukes.

4. draw a line straight down the middle (this is the shank), and add a small circle on the top.

yep, you just turned an emoticon into an anchor. here’s what it looks like in gold on my ombre ocean painting.

• Paint with Me • // Ombre Oceans + Anchors

i had so much fun with today’s art project, and i hope you did too! feel free to share this if you found it helpful.

xx, roxanne


p.s. this is the last week for you to get an exclusive overlay wallpaper when you subscribe to my newsletter! i’ll be sending it out this Sunday, 9th Aug 2015, and i don’t want you to miss out!

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4 thoughts on “Paint with Me : Watercolour Ombre Ocean + Anchor-Drawing Hacks!!

  1. turtrox says:

    Aw, thank you Hannah! I can’t wait to have you as part of my “Canopy team”. Hmm, I think I’ll need a newsletter team name real soon! In response to your other question, I’m not too sure, but as you live in SG (yay!) I think shops like Artfriend and Popular will sell such paper.
    xx, Roxanne

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