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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 04/13/2015 :  08:05:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob-

Clouds, now that's a really BIG question. The last couple of weeks the "cloud" topic came up and went on for pages. But whatever method you use to paint the clouds, you do need them.



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Cowboybilly
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Posted - 04/13/2015 :  10:23:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
looks nice

Frank The Cowboybilly

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railman28
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Posted - 04/13/2015 :  5:59:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, the sailor, golfer, Thank you, I really needed to hear that.

Frank, the Cowboy, Thank you and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit


It's only make-believe

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railman28
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Posted - 04/14/2015 :  4:06:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Clouds

Test 1, Step 1 With Artist Loft Titanium White, a sea sponge dap the outline;

Step 2, with pain's gray craft art acrylic

Step 3 back with the Titanium White;



Tell me what you think please.


It's only make-believe

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masonamerican
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Posted - 04/14/2015 :  5:20:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not bad at all!
If I'm to think improvement I think the dark grey is a little to dark and a little to much. I think starting with the grey shadow and then adding the light grey to white gradually over that. I have a dvd from Darryl Huffman where he shows how to do great looking clouds. I have postponed clouds so I admiration for those that dare.

Håkan



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masonamerican
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Posted - 04/14/2015 :  5:22:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
On the shadows. Not to much just a little to dark I think.

Håkan



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railman28
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Posted - 04/14/2015 :  5:58:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan, Thank you, I think your right. I worked at
adding layers of white to make the center of hte cloud more dense;


I think the uniformity of these test clouds is bothering me too so I modified that;


Test step 5.JPG[/url]
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These clouds look better on the screen than they do 1:1 but nothing like clouds in photos or for that matter on Troel's back drop but I think they might get the job done. Let try to lighten the grey. After all, that what a board is for.


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railman28
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Posted - 04/14/2015 :  7:20:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I tried lightening he grey and I sharpen the leading edges of the clouds a bit using a circular brush motion rather than dabbing in more white I was able to get more depth to the clouds so they kinda look like clouds;


So what do you think?



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 04/15/2015 :  08:40:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob, try not to make the clouds neat little balls. Go outside and study the cloud formations for a while.


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railman28
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Posted - 04/15/2015 :  2:49:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Frank. The only positive I see in this first trail is that I was able to build of depth in the clouds. The shapes aren't working and the grey isn't ether. further I got to forget the sharp edge. So I'm not back to square quite.
This is Southern California. No Clouds today and probably none tell October I'll have to settle to reviewing my photos. Please continue to visit and comment. I do not want to produce junk. Do You have any leads as to modelers who have done good clouds? The only one I know is Troels and his don't really compare to photos ether.


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masonamerican
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Posted - 04/15/2015 :  4:31:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't get mad at me Bob but it feels like you is a little like me (and probably as many others). You want it to work instantly. I think clouds needs some practicing. Must say that I have had great help when painting mountains and background from Youtube painting tutorials. Here are some examples on painting clouds:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raXanYjTF18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIB1Rddh2p8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyHjGwyNdMo

Hope it can be of help
Håkan



Edited by - masonamerican on 04/15/2015 4:32:10 PM

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deemery
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Posted - 04/15/2015 :  4:37:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think there are some Bob Ross and similar 'how to paint' videos on Youtube. You could do a lot worse than learning how to paint "happy little clouds". :-)

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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masonamerican
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Posted - 04/15/2015 :  5:20:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob Ross is the man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raXanYjTF18



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/15/2015 :  5:36:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,
I think one thing you want to notice is that on a partially cloudy day the clouds straight up can be separated by blue, but as you look towards the horizon the clouds appear almost piled up and the blue disappears. So you can do a pretty good job of painting clouds by starting with white at the horizon, and swirling the paint up into the blue, leaving more blue between swirls as you move up. You'd be surprised how random your painting can be if you give a general impression of clouds.

Mike


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deemery
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Posted - 04/15/2015 :  6:47:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you're on Facebook, there are often very nice landscapes here, you can crib some ideas: https://www.facebook.com/groups/108094454272/

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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