How would you draw a "wave emanating from impact", similar to these?

Let’s say I want to make a design where a stone impacts a surface, creating waves.

Something between:



Really kinda stumped where to even begin with these, I’m not familiar with the “organic” workflow, meshes, things like that.

Looking for any advice, either in terms of how to draw this “by hand”, or a plugin that makes “emanating waves on surface”.


Would domething like this work for the first one?

I drew a sine way with the Curvemaker extension, use Box Tapering from FredoScale to to taper it at one end, Offset and the Line tool to create a face and a circle for Follow Me. I didn’t spend a lot of time or use a lot of sides for the sine curve or the Follow Me path since it’s just an example.