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Waves are mathematically precise in the way they fall over. HOW they fall over depends on many variables, including the size, strength and direction of the swell, the wind velocity and direction in relation to the wave, how the wave hits the shore – or, more importantly, what’s BELOW the water’s surface, on the reef or sandy bottom of the ocean. Regardless, the way a wave breaks is STILL mathematically precise.

It’s this mathematical precision that led me to decide to use the power of vectors within Illustrator to release this beauty in another format. The wave spray was painted in Painter and the whole shebang combined and finished off in Photoshop. The original photo was of a wave on Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia. Beautiful place.

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ocean, vector, surreal, wave, surf

I create digital art using Photoshop, Illustrator and/or Painter, as well as sometimes creating metal sculptures.

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  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 5 years ago

    Extraordinary work! And a worthy cause you support with your art

  • Thanks Helen, yeah, there are a lot more kids who need help … millions of ’em!!

    – Casey Herman

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 5 years ago

    amazing image….very clever!

  • Thanks Linda. Every time I look at a wave – up close or just in a photo, I can’t help but wonder at the precision and beauty in the shape.

    – Casey Herman

  • donnz
    donnzabout 5 years ago

    LOVE IT ! excellent effect

  • Thanks Don.

    – Casey Herman

  • … and thanks for favouriting this and another tube painting, Don!!

    – Casey Herman

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroabout 5 years ago

    Please consider our WATER Patterns Challenge – 4 days left

  • Thanks, Maria, I’ve added it now … and there are so many beautiful images in this challenge!!

    – Casey Herman

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