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By Iva Mikles •  Updated: Jul 14, 2021 

10 Easy Steps to Illustrate Seaside Landscape

Imagine you are at the seaside, enjoying a relaxing walk down the beach, listening to the sounds of the sea, and catching a glimpse of surfers waiting for their next wave. [hmmmm] I think it is safe to say that many of us love the holiday feeling which comes with looking at the ocean waves and listening to the sounds of the seaside.

To bring you closer to the tranquil feeling of holidays, in this class, I will take you step by step through illustrating a stylized landscape of a beautiful seaside with turquoise waters and calming waves.

Bring the Essence of the Environment to Your Audience.

Like many of you, I love to create environments for the stories and characters, and I want to show you how to bring the essence of the environment to your audience.

What Students Say?

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“Awesome class! I enjoyed watching your class and the beautiful color combinations you used. It inspired me to create my own holiday card. Thank you, Iva !!”

Valerie, Student

What You Will Learn

You will learn:

After taking this class you will have a lovely seaside illustration that you can print out for your home or give to your family or friends as a nice holiday card.

I will be using Procreate app on my iPad, but feel free to use any drawing software or medium you prefer.

You will find a link to the mood board with photo references, line art sketch to follow along if you want, and color swatches for Procreate and other drawing software in the resources section.

Let’s get started – see you at the beach… I mean … in the class 🙂

Iva Mikles
Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am an artist, illustrator, teacher, and the founder of Art Side of Life™️. I've worked as a commercial artist since 2009. I believe that we are all creative in infinite numbers of ways so I’ve made it my mission to teach you everything I know, to contribute to waking up your creative genius.