Wildlife Art Underwater

The Ultimate Blending Challenge in Acrylic
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Acrylic painting


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Welcome to Wildlife Art Underwater!

Achieving smooth underwater scenes is a challenge when using a quick-drying medium like acrylic paint.

Join me and learn how to master blending, create simple yet realistic lighting effects underwater, and apply a few tips to make your main subject fit right in its environment and save a lot of time in your painting.

Whether you are a beginner or advance painter, this class has something for everyone.

For your class project, paint a Pacific white-sided dolphin alongside me or substitute it for your favourite underwater animal. By the end of this class, you will be a blending master!

This project has 3 main goals to share in your project gallery:

1. Master the art of underwater lighting and create a great background

2. Plan the composition of your painting using chalk and share your sketch

3. Paint an animal in the foreground and present your finished piece!

Completing the class project is the best way to practice the techniques covered in this class. Paint a Pacific white-sided dolphin alongside me or substitute it for your favourite underwater animal using the links below.

Finished your class project? Tag me on Instagram @sarahoceanartist, and I will share it with my followers!!

You can also find me on LinkedIn & Twitter @ArtistSarahMT

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner to intermediate artists with a love for animals

Course content

5 sections18 lectures1h 38m total length
  • Introduction
  • Materials
  • Create a Project Gallery
    1 question


Wildlife Artist and MSc Marine Biologist
Sarah McComb-Turbitt
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Hi, I'm Sarah, and I am now a full-time wildlife artist after my marine biology career of 8 years.

I have spent months searching for whales, catching penguins, and my research is published in marine mammal science. My teaching background includes classes at the University of British Columbia and Dalhousie University, including 1st-year ecology courses, 3rd-year marine mammalogy (a.k.a. dolphins, seals, polar bears) and 3rd-year advanced animal behaviour.

Travelling for fieldwork and teaching students were the highlights of my work - and I am so stoked to continue my love of teaching at Udemy!

Since 2019 I have been a member of Artists for Conservation, donating a proportion of my sales to conservation efforts that support the animals I feature in my work. I love learning about animals, helping them thrive, and I love my work creating art and spreading awareness on their behalf.

Want to learn more? Check out my website, Artists for Conservation profile or connect with me on LinkedIn & Instagram @sarahoceanartist!