A Simple Ocean Effect...
Step 4: Creating the Wake and WavesWith a hobby syringe filled with LIQUITEX Gloss Heavy Gel (an artists’ canvas preparation acrylic gel), I fill the gap between the model and the OEP that occurs because of the irregular surface of the OEP and the straight edge of the model’s hull.
During this same step, I apply the first layer of the bow wave. The bow wave needs a number of layers to build up its dimensions for a more realistic look.
After setting the bow wave’s layout, I apply the acrylic gel at the stern to build up the ship’s wake to add to the OEP’s texture in this area and outline the wake’s edges.
I also outline the ship’s side wake with the acrylic gel.
The LIQUITEX gel will dry clear. Once that the gel is dry you can begin painting the waves and wake.
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