Brandon Thomas Art, LLLP copyright 2016
Shaping a wave is the most important part besides the foam pattern. The shaping of the wave sets the guide for the foam and makes it easier to layout your foam. So how do you shape a wave? When shaping a wave you want to use 3 different color tones. This giving it movement. Have you ever been to the beach and seen the sun playing on the water? If you have you can see multiple colors and that's how you can see all the movements in the water. So when we are trying to make a wave or ocean water realistic we need to use multiple colors to make the water move. Take a look at the clip. Brandon shows you have to shape a wave to get the water moving and ready to layout the foam. He also uses his filbert brush to paint the tones in the same direction he wants the water to move in and the same way he will paint in the foam.