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Beautiful Clouds Tutorial by RoryDoona Beautiful Clouds Tutorial by RoryDoona
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Ollie50 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016
Rory - saw your cloud tutorial on Pinterest.  Very helpful!  What graphic software are you using?  Thanks!
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terrordrone4 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
GodLike !Love 
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bellarocks21 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You-You have saved my life! :happybounce: 
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carloRotolo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
This is a very nice tutorial, even if I have to admit I get load of problems at the very first step -_-'
Thanks for sharing : )

C.
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Andy-Panda-Monium Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Gracias!
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paulostein Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
great!!
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AnimaMagica Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
omg this technique is so easy!  Great tutorial!
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TheBlueberryCat Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such an easy step, quick going tutorial. I bet i can draw clouds now if i tried! Even without looking at this, you made it so rememberable. :D Thank you :iconpenguinhappyplz:
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RoryDoona Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Blueberry! Make sure you subscribe to my Youtube channel then which I've just started, there is going to be lot's of 'How to Draw's' on there, [link]
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FruitKoffein Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you very much for such easy tutorial!^_^
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RoryDoona Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No Problem!
Glad I've helped you :)
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IjiRyushippo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I've been looking for a tutorial like this for ages Thankyou
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RoryDoona Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
no worries crystal dragon! :)
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BendustKas Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
//dies//
THANK. YOU.
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LuvAllPokemon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This helped me in the coloring, but then I realized my shaping and stuff was all wrong! ^_^'' I guess I need tons of practice...
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RoryDoona Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Make sure you think in 3D! you should be able to explain all the main shapes with volume, this is how you will trick the eye of the viewer into thinking it is real :)
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Topaz-Fire Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist
wonderful tutorial! it's really helped me! though im wondering, have u made any tutorials about how to color clouds when they look more like a flat bed? (i.e. stratus clouds, especially from an above view). if not, do u know any that u might direct me to? thank you in advance :)
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RoryDoona Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow it sounds like a ambitious drawing you have planned! :D
Personally I would just save a ton of reference photos from the internet into a folder and study those, even better is sped up video, this shows the form of the cloud in action, try searching youtube for that! I hope this helps :)
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Topaz-Fire Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist
i never thought of watching videos on youtube to learn about it. it really helps! thank you very much for ur great tips! :D
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Jedni Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
It's good, but I would like to know more about how to sketch good-looking clouds of different shapes.
What affect the clouds shape? What kids of clouds appear in what weather? How do they look from below? And how do they look from above? (:
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RoryDoona Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You ask some good questions, what I've tried to show in this tutorial is the fact that clouds have a huge amount of volume inside them that needs to be considered to get them right, once you see past the misty blurry effect I hope you can see that actually the key to getting them right is understand this volume. You will be able to draw them from any angle once you understand these volumetric forms. Good Luck!
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Jedni Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student General Artist
That is true when you draw cumulus and similar clouds, but I also want to learn how to do more varied clouds like Cirrus, Cirrocumulus and Altostratus. It is hard to make those look good since they are not as poffy-floffy. Do you have any tips on this?
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RoryDoona Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't but it sounds like you already know what you want to achieve which means you should be able to work this one out no problem! What you need to do is get some reference photos of the clouds you describe and do some "Reverse Engineering", watch a video of the clouds in mention sped up to understand how their form works in volume. I hope that helps!
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DesertPanther Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Must get Tablet to draw such beautiful clouds ;_;
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papyrus-tree Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i love how specific you are.
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SkinnyDenim Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
holy
fucking
shit

THANK YOU SO MUCH

I know how to improve my shitty cotton candy clouds now :+favlove:
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The-Doodle-Master Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL! but I got lost during the sketch part ;A;
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Amutofan123 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is great! Thanks a bunch!
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Aceqt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;) Great I'm definitely going to us this tutorial! =D
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Mowsette Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Student
This is awesome. ;A; Will have to try this method! Thanks for the tut!
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plummie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
it certainly will help in the future. lemme keep it first. thank youuuuuu :D
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zukos-stalker Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This was super helpful (: I'm having a few issues with adding details, but so far I'm doing wayyyy better than I used to! Thanks!
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GuiveMaiSlipiDei Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
nice tutorial man, i'll try to follow it (dunno if i can handle it though)
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shadowmagi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
hah. the third block looks like a paint by numbers... :) This is actually extremely helpful. Maybe some more detail on how to smooth out the color blocks though. :)
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Xiena Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Ah, so that's how you make your clouds. Thank you for tutorial - just what we all need to get inspired at least =)
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:iconthe-shinigami-knight:
This seems pretty cool....but that sketch of the cloud seems a bit complicated to do....Well whatevs, love your clouds, and domo arigato for givin' this tut! <3
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tralala88 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
thats help me. thanks
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ChocoMonkeyShampoo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
wow this is great! those are beautiful clouds. :D :O
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purplelove55 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow amazing =D
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Owline Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Artist
Aw, I wanted to buy the magazine issue with this tutorial but it was already out of stock :(
Still have it on the web is really helpful :)
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xetoxgarshiz Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
great tutorial! I shall put it in good use in future (^_^)
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PkingSora Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is very helpful actually, i adore your clouds they look so clean and crisp :3 I'll probably try out this technique, Serious thanx fer sharing with us!!
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daithe Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconiloveyouplz: This is so helpful!!! Gaaahh I always love the clouds in your pictures @_@ Thank you so much for making this!!
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Owline Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Artist
I will treasure this, it'll be useful for sure :)

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sorry for the lack of comments lately Dx much things got in the way
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YuUshika Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woh *_* thank you so much for the tutorial, i'll need it soon))
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AmoraPearlRose Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the cloud is awesome but a lil more help would be great
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HitohoriAishur Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
It's a good tutorial, although I suggest you add more details and a few advices from experience.

Oh and I do love how you made the clouds texture <3
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Koukyo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The result is really cool! It is hard to decide without reference of course that were are the deeper and lighter shades goes.
I will try it somewhen. :) thanks for showing it ^^
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Fosterpython Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice... very nice. Thank you! :D
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Haru-Fabre Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
w...wow.
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