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    Clouds

    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
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    Do you mean something like this:
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    Obviously that's a very simple example.
    Last edited by Gms9810; 08-21-2014 at 01:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gms9810 View Post
    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
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    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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    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.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
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    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gms9810 View Post
    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:
    Name:  brush.jpg
Views: 279
Size:  27.4 KB
    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?
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    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/

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    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.


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    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.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
    my brain fell out and the dog grabbed it.
    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
    No more open minds or dogs for me.www.gms9810.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gms9810 View Post
    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
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