Choose an underwater creature: fish, crabs, lobsters, and more. Aim to capture a three-dimensional feeling of form and a wide range of textures and colors.
Consider the background as well, is your creature in a specific environment, or do you want to do a close up view which minimizes the background?
Aquarium Live Cams
- Kelp Forest Cam, Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Tropical Reef Cam, Aquarium of the Pacific
- Coral Predators Cam, Aquarium of the Pacific
- Reef Lagoon Cam, California Academy of the Sciences
- National Aquarium Cams
- Albrecht Dürer, A Lobster, 1495
- Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Still Life with Lobster, 1634
- Eugene Delacroix, Still Life with Lobsters, 1826-1827
- Emil Carlsen, Still life with Lemon and Lobster, 1883
- Édouard Manet, Fish (Still Life), 1864
- Vincent van Gogh, Two Crabs, 1889
- Olivia Tonge, Flower Crab, 1910
- William Merritt Chase
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See how to draw lobsters realistically using digital painting techniques in Adobe Fresco, and a mixed media technique using watercolor and oil pastel on Yupo paper.
Working from detailed reference photos, tips are explained for how to capture the color variations and textures in a lobster.
See how to draw realistic crabs in soft pastel and Adobe Fresco. This video demos how to draw quick sketches and how to transition to a more polished and finished drawing of crabs.
Explained in this drawing demo is how to explore how to capture the gesture and structure of the crabs while also achieving the range of textures, surfaces, and colors on the crabs.
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