How to Paint Sky With Clouds Video

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Steps:

1Palette

You will need a palette with mixing wells and washes of:

  • Cerulean Blue
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Naples Yellow

2cerbluealiz Washes should be diluted about this much

2cerbluealizb Violet occurs where the two washes mix

Mix a wash of violet in one of the wells.

3naplesyellow Naples Yellow added

Remember that red, yellow, & blue are the primary colors and when 3 primaries mix, you get gray and/or borwn

4 Mix a wash of gray [all 3 colors] in one of the wells

Steps:

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1. Paint a Cerulean wash over and around the tops of the clouds.

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2. Dab a violet wash [Alizarin Crimson + Cerulean Blue diluted]

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3.  Dab a bit of Cerulean wash next tothe purple

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4.  Dab some naples yellow at the tops of some of the cloud formations

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5. Soften the edges

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5. Add a very diluted, softened violet wash beneath the cloud formations

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6.  Add a bit of diluted blue wash

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7.  Dab Grays on the bottoms of the clouds

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4-9c  Soften the edges

4-9d Extend the grays

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Streak a less diluted gray across the sky

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Finished Sky with Clouds Painted by Patrick Ley-Greaves

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