Friday 23 September 2011

Cloud Tutorial

Hi Everyone,

I have been asked a few times how I drew the clouds, so I have a little tutorial for you.  Firstly what I will say is that if you look at the clouds in the sky, they change everyday and are so random that you can't get this wrong as there is no right way or wrong way of doing it.  If you don't feel confident then stamp your image but don't colour it and practice drawing the clouds.

You will need B91, B000, C1, C00 and your colourless blender and of course your image.  I have chosen "Gardening Girl Dawn" by Hannah Lynn from Crafts and Me.

First I draw random outlines of the clouds using B91.  Remember to make sure you have very small lines towards the bottom to make them look like they are far away bring depth to your scene.

Then I added the B000

Then I added some C1.  Think of this as your shadows.

Then I go in with the C00 and blend

Then I use the colourless blender pen to blend all the colours together, which tones down the colours and gives you subtle clouds.

I hope you will experiment, you can add some B00 to make your clouds bluer or add some oranges, reds and yellows and create a sunset.

Whatever you decide, have fun!


  1. Tracy, lovely colouring ang your clouds are so real looking, great tutorial.
    Teresa x

  2. Oh superb tuto, thank you for sharing, it's beautiful !

  3. WOW, you still have such amazing talent, absolutely luv this, thanks for the tute, now to get the Copic'
    lotsa luv

  4. Gorgeous image Tracy and what a fab tutorial will give that ago. luv gina xx

  5. Fabulous tutorial, thanks for sharing! Hugs...Mona


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