Secret behind reflections in Watercolor
Updated: Dec 11, 2021
Reflection is nothing but an image of an object mirrored on a surface
Any object lying on a mirror reflects itself upside down.
It is really hard to capture reflections in the real world unless you sit there and study for hours. Therefore we must simplify it in a way to get a realistic result. There are two types of reflections: hard and soft reflections.
As you can see below, there are two images showing the soft and hard reflections.
Image A looks softer with less distortion on the water whereas Image B has a lot of distortion. Softer reflections can be seen in a foggy landscape and in the
Image A looks softer and less distortion on the water and Whereas Image B has a lot of distortion. Softer reflections can be seen in a foggy landscape and in the morning.
In this video, I explain the fundamentals of creating realistic water reflections in more detail.
Also, check out the watercolor reflection studies below videos.