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mountain lady
09-16-1999, 12:45 AM
Novice artist of 3 months. I am having trouble painting clouds that look realist or just plain look like clouds. Any techniques/suggestions would be appreciated

Thanks

amanda
09-16-1999, 02:44 AM
Hi, yes Ive got a couple of hints for you. I just love painting clouds, it would be my favourite thing to paint in watercolours. One good method is to do a wash of for example blue all over the area of the sky and then to take a tissue or paper towel and dab out the areas you want as clouds. Do it while its wet and the white of the paper turns into clouds. You can wait till its dry and try to put another wash over it (for an evening sky for example use a pinky colour). Try it on some practices and let us know how you go.

Johannes Instructor
10-01-1999, 10:25 PM
I hope this tutorial helps you.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ArtSchool/Landscapes/AnatomySky/index.html

Johannes Instructor
10-01-1999, 10:25 PM
I hope this tutorial helps you.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ArtSchool/Landscapes/AnatomySky/index.html

Drew Davis
10-03-1999, 10:52 AM
You often see landscape painters advised to study different types of trees, as they each have their own character. The same could be said for clouds. See, for example:

<A HREF="http://
http://www.gfdl.gov/~io/WEATHER/clouds.html
" TARGET=_blank>
http://www.gfdl.gov/~io/WEATHER/clouds.html
</A>
<A HREF="http://
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/1495/cloudtypes.htm
" TARGET=_blank>
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/1495/cloudtypes.htm
</A>