Today the letter H is for drawing Hawaii. I make no apologies for Hawaii being one of my favorite states, and I would live there part-time if I could afford it. Here is one of my favorite drawings I have created of Hawaii, which is the view of Diamond Head from a boat. It is actually based on a photograph that I took during a dinner cruise off Waikiki Beach in April of 2002.
The photo above is the reference photograph I used for my sketch.
Here I am beginning the outline sketch of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach in the distance. This drawing is based on a photograph I took form a dinner cruise back in April of 2002.
I am sketching gentle waves on the water off Waikiki Beach, and a couple of catamarans floating on these. I decided to only add a couple, even though the original photograph contained several.
In the two photographs above I drew the palm trees on Waikiki Beach, and the buildings seen along the shoreline.
Above is a couple more videos showing the progress on the sketch of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head in the distance.
The photograph above shows how I have sketched in more of the gentle waves on the water just off Waikiki Beach.
Here are several photographs illustrating how I colored in the sky with a deco blue, violet-blue, dark blue, light blue, and cream colored Prisma Color pencils. Lately I truly love the Prisma Color pencils because these are vivid and blend quite well, but also use Crayola and Rose Art colored pencils that I have in my art supplies.
In the photographs above the palm trees have been colored on to the drawing by using a combination of green, white, white, and cream colored pencils.
In this phase of the drawing I used various shades of blue blended together to achieve the gentle waves like the ones seen in the original photograph.
In this stage of the drawing I have almost finished coloring in all the waves.
Here is the completed drawing of Diamond Head and Waikiki, which I am admiring on the fridge for a bit.