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How to paint clouds with Sketchbook Pro? The paint always hurt.
Hi there! I think this is the wrong forum for questions . . . But I would use the airbrush tool in Sketchbook Pro.
I would make it really really big and very transparent!
If you go into preferences you can have the size puck also change the opacity of the brush . . . I dunno why it doesn't do this by default.
Here's an example of clouds I did that way : http://blog.reneedicherri.com/image/37614407152
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There isn't some special tool, and I often find airbrush the worst tool for clouds for people who don't know how to paint.
Painting clouds takes observation, and realizing clouds have edges and volume. It also depends on the kind of cloud.
People like to make these "fluffy" mushy clouds with the airbrush tool which ironically been demonstrated in the above example.
Learning about weather conditions and where certain clouds appear make your piece a bit more believable.
As I said clouds have volume and form. They react to light.
Here are clouds reacting to sunset
You can clearly see lit and dark areas...yes, they have shadows!
Here are some clouds being lit by sunlight and you can see how rim lighting works with clouds
Look at the edges of clouds. Not everything is soft, which is why I said the airbrush is usually a poor choice. It's not that you can't create edges with airbrush - that's what I learned to do with masking. It's that people think clouds = soft and use one tool without paying attention to edges.
So study clouds and see what kinds of lighting conditions and edges the clouds you want to use have. See where they appear most in atmosphere. Look to see what kinds of edges they have and look at what brush set you're using to see if it helps.
Study the reference, find out why things look the way they do.
Find appropriate brushes and use your foundations to construct them.
Do studies based on the reference before going to a final picture.