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Waterworld: Underwater Images and Tutorials to Inspire You

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Turtles, fish, octopus, whales, mermaids, jellyfish, and shells – all residents of the underwater kingdom and water itself inspire illustrators from all over the world. That is probably because we also came out of the water and cannot live without it. Here is a set of funny, realistic, and fantastic representatives of the underwater world. Artists show us the works of their imagination in scenes of life in the underwater world. Having studied the tutorials you will learn how to create your own underwater world. Let's dive into the depth of creativity. Have a safe float up!


Inspiration

Sea Turtle

by Fizzgig

Aqua Life

by Chicho21net

CME Rebel Penguin and friend

by rebel-penguin

Underwater dance

by VinA222

Munchie Squid

by Dreeft

Friends at sea

by Hapines

Megaladon

by ROAR-productions

Burning Water

by Quiccs

Koi

by reversenorm

Fishy fish

by reversenorm

Goer

by czerasz

Tortuga

by soul-painter

Cthulhu

by mercitron3

In the see

by VinA222

The bait

by TLDesigns

Bluegill

by Pickle72

Nuna

by wescleyb

Mr. Lonely-Breathless

by Monochrome-Clown

Water

by LimKis

My Fish Girl

by Hopey-mean

Wave

by DiegoTavares

Vector Betta

by ShadowMehMeh

Robo-Mirer

by CinnaStraw

The Biggest Puddle

by CinnaStraw

Plic Ploc

by Castiyo

Vector Wallpaper

by IkilledMyElegance

Jelly Fish

by skyrill

Opposite worlds

by lilvdzwan

Under water glow

by tanya-and-coffee

Water pet

by beTwinned

Tancho & Hikarimuji

by novenarik

The Great Wave

by krazykarl

Underwater

by VeralenaTW

AzelieLai.com

by Ashxl

Dragon fish

by fiboy

Break

by illufox

A PAIR

by P3xelArt

Pity Globe Fish

by chicken1985

Rescue

by RasheezyC

Coral reef

by rafajija

Fish Out of Water

by Solitude12

I touched an electric catfish

by furberry

Is anyone there?

by ga-he

Coral

by Vikasuperstar

Sea necklace

by tanya-and-coffee

Shark

by ceeX

Scuba diver

by mildvisions

Cute Octopus

by mapleflavored

Sentinel

by Eddy-all-die-for

La Piovra

by Dario Dr.Pepper Maggiore

Tutorials

Create an Illustration of a Pearl-Filled Clam on an Ocean Bed

"We'll be using various effects, such as: mesh, blend, warp, clipping mask, opacity mask, depth of sharpness, editing of swatches, and pathfinder box."

Create an Artistic Vector Fish with Layered Effects – Vector Plus Tutorial

"If you want to learn numerous techniques in Illustrator to create a layered vector fish, then we have an awesome tutorial for you. Learn how to use transparency, blends and effects to create vector artwork with great depth. Take the plunge into these vector artwork enhancing techniques!"

Create a Super Happy Octopus Character

"In Illustrator it's really easy to create fun characters with some simple shapes and the Pathfinder Panel. In the following tutorial I will explain how to create a Happy Octopus Character. You can use these techniques and elements to create whatever character you want!"

How to Create a Vector Goldfish in Six Steps

"In this tutorial I'll show you the process I use for creating a vector goldfish in six easy steps. The steps are a bit condensed so Intermediate Illustrator users will benefit greatly, though beginners will be able to get similar results, you'll just need to experiment a bit more with these tools and techniques. The vector goldfish is created with the use of the Mesh, Blend and Symbol Tools."

Create a Traditional Japanese Koi Carp Illustration

"Traditional Japanese paintings are instantly recognizable; their style, composition and colors are a dead give away. Even more so, the subject matter. Koi Carp have been painted and illustrated by the Japanese for centuries and are familiar to people all over the world. This tutorial will take the intermediate Adobe Illustrator user through the techniques and processes needed to imitate what the Japanese have perfected."

Create a Cool Water Ripple Effect in Illustrator

"We'll be using Adobe Illustrator to create this tutorial. A water ripple effect can easily be achieved using a radial gradient. Besides this, I will be showing you how to create realistic water droplets using the gradient mesh tool."

How to Create a Stylized Underwater Scene

"In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create some fish with the Blend Tool and how to make our custom seaweed shapes using the Twirl Tool and effects like Twist and Pucker & Bloat. Let's get started making this stylized underwater scene."

Utilizing Perspective and Depth of Field in Your Character Creations – Vector Plus Tutorial

"If you want to learn how to create characters using depth of field effects with Illustrator and a touch of Photoshop, then we have an awesome tutorial for you. In this tutorial, we'll create a rockin' octopus with arms reaching out toward the viewer."

How to Create a Yellow Submarine Icon with Gradient Meshes – Vector Plus Tutorial

"If you want to learn how to use gradient mesh, pattern brushes and other advanced Illustrator tools to create a shiny submarine, then we have an awesome tutorial for you."

Create A Water Texture

"In this tutorial we'll create the texture of water.It is a relatively quick and easy technique using Illustrator’s Effects, Simplify, Offset Path and some bright colors."

Mastering mesh

"In creating this fish illustration, author demonstrates how, unlike any other medium, the mesh allows him to move a stroke of color without changing the relationship between colors."

How To Create Your Own Vector Cartoon Character

"Adobe Illustrator tutorial covering the process of creating Vector Fish."

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