How to Paint Clouds

Painting clouds is not as difficult as it might appear. Like everything else in painting there is a method to painting clouds. In this art tutorial video we shall paint clouds using student quality acrylic paint. This type of paint is widely available in schools, colleges and most art stores. There are a number of ideas and skills required before painting clouds will be effective. Firstly, clouds have a structure which you need to understand. Secondly, where is the sun, the source of light? It is important to know where the sun is in the sky even if you can’t see it because it will determine where the shadows are.

Once theses elements are understood the art tutorial explains the range of colours to be used and the method of applying the paint. Painting clouds can be given an added flourish by the way the paint is applied, by twisting the brush for example.

Want to know how to draw clouds? Check out this drawing tutorial for all the information you need: How to Draw Clouds and a Sunset

The video is intended for beginners, those teaching children in primary or elementary schools and for those interested in developing their painting skills.

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