I began today by researching how waves react around land. It struck me that whenever you are on land the waves seem to come towards you and consequently that got me thinking about how that fits into the larger pattern of the picture.
I looked over the picture I took near where I live ( you may recall I blogged about this in the first few days of starting this project).
I wanted to get to know the nature of the sea and how it moved around the land
So then I compared these with pictures of the Antarctic.
So you see even though I had come to settle on the pattern of the bigger waves I now had to decide how they would behave around the land and ice. I have only just started this today and it will not stay this way, this is just the first stage in the development. The less rough the seas, the less white you see. Where the sea hits an island or land it is generally white as the waves crash- but not always if it meets ice- as the picture above shows or if the sea is very calm. My intention is to make the sea quite dark so that the creatures and most importantly Antarctica itself stand out. Here is what I have been working on today.