Creative Watercolor Techniques: 6 Ways to Paint Clouds | Danielle Heitmuller | Skillshare

Creative Watercolor Techniques: 6 Ways to Paint Clouds

Danielle Heitmuller, Animator/Illustrator

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11 Lessons (1h 29m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:43
    • 2. Materials

      13:20
    • 3. Opening a Block

      2:38
    • 4. Graded Wash

      10:12
    • 5. Cumulus Clouds

      9:39
    • 6. Cloud Cover

      11:46
    • 7. High Alititude Clouds

      8:24
    • 8. Thunder Clouds

      17:32
    • 9. Additive Clouds

      9:15
    • 10. Gouache Clouds

      5:14
    • 11. Final Thoughts

      0:24

Project Description

A Collection of Clouds

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I will share 6 different techniques to create clouds using watercolor. You will finish with a gallery of six different cloud paintings, and the know-how to incorporate these skills in to your future work.

Milestones:

  • Upload a picture of clouds that inspire you
  • Create a simple wash to get comfortable with the tools
  • Technique 1: Puffy Cumulus Clouds in a graded wash
  • Technique 2: Cloud Cover
  • Technique 3: Wispy Cirrus Clouds
  • Technique 4: Loaded Brush Thunder Clouds
  • Technique 5: Additive Transparent Clouds
  • Technique 6: Additive Opaque Clouds

After each lesson, practice the technique and upload your paintings to the class project section. I have attached a pdf with the materials I outline in the second video. I am excited to paint with you!

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