Underwater Acrylic Painting with Menorah Sketchbook

                        If you are one of those daredevils who want to experience something unique that will blow your mind away, this is your sign to try scuba diving. Diving away from the commotion of the land, into the sea, the waves of peace and tranquility hit you hard. Hundreds of colorful fishes, eye catching corals and graceful sharks come alive before you and welcome you into a world that is far more captivating and breath taking than yours. The journey below the sea is a life changing experience whose lessons and incredulity will remain etched with you.

                       Rejuvenate yourself and capture the magic of the sea using acrylic painting ideas on Menorah sketchbooks. The Mixed Media Sketchbooks from Menorah are perfect for you to create your beautiful masterpieces. It is 180 GSM thick and perfect for Dry Media like Sakura Pen Art, Soft Pastels, Oil Pastel, Color Pencils etc. and Wet mediums like Acrylics, Gouache, Water Color paintings, Tempera, Poster color etc. Its acid free papers will keep your beautiful paintings intact.

                     This painting is done on A7 sketchbook from Menorah. You could choose your favorite from among the A3, A4, A5, A6 and Square sketchbooks that are available.

                       Here are some underwater painting ideas to recreate @prada_paint_project’s painting:

Materials required:

Menorah Mixed Media Sketchbook


Flat brush

Round brush

  1. Under the sea

                           To achieve the exact shades of the sea in the underwater painting, three colors- cobalt blue, ultra- marine blue and white are used. The sketchbook is tilted and used vertically to maximize the space and create more details in the painting.

underwater painting, three colours mixing

                       Place a drop of cobalt blue and white paint at the top of the sketchbook to form the light blue water layer at the top. This is followed by a drop of cobalt blue and then ultra- marine blue for the darker shades of deep sea.

menorah Sketchbook details in the painting

                  Use a flat brush and blend them all in layers to achieve a gradient.


             Choose a point at the top of the sketchbook where the sun is visible from below, in a worm’s eye view.

Menorah Sketchbook painting worm’s eye view

                    Use a flat brush to paint the rays extending downwards and upwards. Use a round brush to make a circle at that point and fill it with white paint to make it look like the sun, as visible from under water.

Menorah Sketchbook drawing worm’s eye view

      3.Dive right in

small Sketchbook painting Ideas

                     Make an outline of a diver with a pencil on the 180 GSM sketchbook. Color it with black acrylic to match the colour of the scuba gear.

      4. Make waves

                    To add more depth to the painting, draw short wave-like patterns at the tops with ultra-marine blue using a round brush.

menorah small sketchbook underwater painting

                          An easy yet alluring painting is now in your hands! Experience the joy painting, exploring and adventure with Menorah sketchbooks.


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