Sky and Clouds Tutorial16:14:00
Hi everyone! Ok so I promise a tutorial for doing my clouds so here it is! I have used Reading Mae from Some Odd Girl. Before we start please note that I have seen this technique by other designers and I have just mashed a few examples together to teach myself….it is by no means my original idea and just how I have interpreted it :) Here is my finished card below.
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R11
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18
Orange: YR000, YR02, YR07
Dress: B93, B95, B97, B99
Grass: G21, G85, G94, G99
Step 2: I then go in with my C3 marker and shade around the bottom and ‘corners’ of the cloud. I do this very roughly and quickly and use almost like a blotting technique using the side of the marker to create a wide ‘dot’.
Step 3: I then take my C2 marker and, using the same technique as above, start to blend the darker colour out. I blot the C2 marker over the C3 and pull the colour toward the middle of the cloud to blend it. I do these steps very quickly to get the nice rough texture.
Step 4: Repeat step above using the C0 marker. How much colour you lay down will depend on the look you are going for (eg. storm clouds or white fluffy clouds). In my version, I have not extended the colour to the middle of the cloud to leave it a bit lighter. As you go over the darker colours you will notice that they lose some of their saturation and the cloud starts to look a little more blended.
Step 5: To create the sky, I use BG0000 around the clouds, and BG000 closest to her body. You can use either a soft feathering (flicking away from the image) to create a more seamless look, or, as I have done in my image, you can use a rough technique like the clouds to blot on a more textured looking sky. I like to do this if there is only a small amount of sky as the lightness of the colour coupled with the messiness has a nice texture.