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How to Draw Clouds - Choose Your Subject
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The first step in drawing clouds is to choose the right subject. A deep blue sky give you good contrast to work with. When observing the sky, a viewfinder can help you to reduce the scene to a manageable size. Photographs are useful, as the sky changes so rapidly. Carefully observe the values in your sky, observe the highlights on the whitest clouds and note the shadows. Where can you see crisp, clear edges and where are the edges soft and blurry?
Perspective, Atmosphere and Sky