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cripster
08-20-2014, 12:51 AM
Hi is there are good tips on doing clouds i'm trying to do the which are in a sunrise or sunet with white on top and fire color below the white

Gms9810
08-21-2014, 02:00 PM
Do you mean something like this:
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Obviously that's a very simple example.

cripster
08-22-2014, 12:30 PM
Do you mean something like this:
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Obviously that's a very simple example.

yes thats the sort of thing i'm looking for, like what tools and setting i've tried the knife airbrush and glitter

Bertrude
08-22-2014, 10:43 PM
The hard wet blender preset in the Knife tools is great for getting those soft edges (and also to add a watercolour blend effect to colours).

A rather quick and crude example here, but hopefully you get the idea :)

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Gms9810
08-23-2014, 06:09 AM
There are several ways to do it, at least for me. I made a brush to do it, I find myself using it for more than clouds. The settings are:
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Another way is to use sponge brushes then blur the result. Another way is to just squirt some paint from a tube and use a mixing knife. For the Cirrus cloud [the narrow orange ones] I just paint a few horizontal strips and use a smear brush, set at a high amount of smear and move the paint around then blur them slightly. Another way I've been fooling with is to use a regular round brush to make the cloud then take a knife and drag some 'spikes' or wisps as Bob Ross called them then I blur them. The results are promising.

cripster
08-23-2014, 10:21 AM
There are several ways to do it, at least for me. I made a brush to do it, I find myself using it for more than clouds. The settings are:
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Another way is to use sponge brushes then blur the result. Another way is to just squirt some paint from a tube and use a mixing knife. For the Cirrus cloud [the narrow orange ones] I just paint a few horizontal strips and use a smear brush, set at a high amount of smear and move the paint around then blur them slightly. Another way I've been fooling with is to use a regular round brush to make the cloud then take a knife and drag some 'spikes' or wisps as Bob Ross called them then I blur them. The results are promising.

Thanks i'll have a play around, do you use any settings on the knife?

Gms9810
08-23-2014, 05:42 PM
There are two main knife settings I use. One is just 50% pressure. The other one I use more. I named it the comb knife:
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I use it a lot. I simply put it on the canvas and move paint, every time I need more paint I just lift it and put it down again. As long as you have it on he canvas you can keep moving pain around. The result is like this:
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This drawing isn't so good but it was made almost completely with the cloud brush and the comb knife. Try to overlook the crappiness and notice the mountain and trees/

Enug
08-23-2014, 06:11 PM
Here's a YouTube tutorial using the paint tube and blender. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjMZHXZuLjc

I'm sure you would have fun seeing the variations that evolve. I'm not a painter but I got this result with a quick play.

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He doesn't give settings - these are the blender settings I used.

Click on the image for a larger view.

http://s27.postimg.org/ees7hwpsv/screenshot_260.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/ees7hwpsv/)

Gms9810
08-24-2014, 06:12 AM
Yeah, any good software gives several means to do any given task. There are 42,000 ways to do them in AR , give or take a few thousand. There are cloud brushes made by someone here hat work pretty well too.

cripster
08-24-2014, 05:53 PM
Yeah, any good software gives several means to do any given task. There are 42,000 ways to do them in AR , give or take a few thousand. There are cloud brushes made by someone here hat work pretty well too.

thanks i'll look at youtube abit later