Readers ask: How To Draw A Drop Of Water?

How To Draw Water Droplets

The illusion of water droplets is developed by understanding the principles of how light behaves on (and within) a transparent object. By understanding the light’s behavior and recording the correct locations of light and dark values, the illusion of water droplets is developed.

How Light Behaves in a Water Droplet

A good amount of light can penetrate a water droplet instead of bouncing off the surface, and light waves are refracted and sent to the side of the droplet opposite the dominant light source, resulting in an evenly distributed area of lighter values.

How do you color water?


  1. Add a few drops of food coloring and stir to combine.
  2. Use gel icing for a brighter, more concentrated color.
  3. Add powdered food dye for an extra dark color.

Which tool is used to draw water droplets?

Water drops can be drawn with a few common household items: an HB pencil, a black charcoal pencil, white or greyish paper, a white charcoal pencil, an eraser, and a blending pencil.

What color is water droplets?

Droplets of precisely controlled size illuminated by a single light source produce brilliant colors that shift from blue to green, yellow, and red as you move around them; changing the size and shape of the droplets alters the colors produced.

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