How To Draw Clouds

10 Amazing (and Easy!) Tutorials

Introduction

Clouds were my favorite things to draw when I was a child. They were easy to draw, and I couldn’t really do them wrong, even if I tried to do so deliberately. Of course, as my drawing and painting skills have matured over the years, my understanding of how to draw clouds has changed a bit. This was mainly influenced by my own perspective, and a few amazing cloud drawing tutorials. These tutorials are fun to watch, and you might even learn a thing or two from them.

There are two ways to draw clouds. The first is the clear sky way, where the background setting is of a calm day. It can be anytime of the day, but the skies are to be clear. The second is the stormy cloud way, where the clear skies are overshadowed by dark clouds.

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Simple Cloud Drawing Style

Simple Cloud Drawing Style

This tutorial of drawing a cloud is perfect for kids, or anyone who wants to draw simple or plain clouds. It’s the same process we’d use when we were kids. Just a few strokes of the pencil, and you’ll have yourself a simple drawing of a cloud. These type of drawings are quite common in drawing books for kids. It’s a simple and easy thing to draw, but quite fun. I found it to be quite relaxing as well.

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Realistic Storm Cloud Sketch

Realistic Storm Cloud Sketch

Ryan takes up his pencils, and produces one of the finest cloud sketches I’ve ever seen. This stunning and realistic pencil sketch of a cloud will blow your mind! Just take a look at it below. The sketch has just the right amount of detailing, and proper shading. It’s quite smooth, and looks absolutely amazing. You can learn a lot of things about pencil sketching if you go through this tutorial a few times.

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Plethora of Cloud Drawing Ideas

Plethora of Cloud Drawing Ideas

Are you looking for a one stop destination, where you can learn to draw clouds in a variety of styles? Well look no further, because this tutorial is everything you’ve been searching for. Here, you’ll be able to see and learn a variety of cloud drawing techniques, each unique in its own way. Depending on your own taste or style, you can choose the form or technique that suits you best.

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Sharp Sketch of the Clouds

Sharp Sketch of the Clouds

Sharp pencil sketches are always mesmerizing to look at. The sharpness in the drawing, if done properly with the right shades and tone, can make the sketch look lifelike. Such is the case with this drawing. The clouds and the sea complement one another. It’s as if the two were intertwined in some way or another. You can learn a thing or two from this tutorial about how the sharpness in our drawing can elevate the appeal of the artwork.

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Quick Cloud Doodles

Quick Cloud Doodles

If you want to add a bit of finesse or appeal to your doodles, or you just want to hone your doodling skills, this is the perfect tutorial. Here, you’ll learn to doodle clouds in a systematic, but easy way. This video tutorial is perfect for anyone who can’t keep their hands still whenever they’re holding a pen or pencil. Doodling is a fun and relaxing activity, and you too should try doing it whenever you’re free, or feeling a bit bored.

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Painting a Cloudy Night Scene

Painting a Cloudy Night Scene

Cotton candy and clouds have one thing in common – they’re both incredibly fluffy. The painting shown in this tutorial adds a lot of depth to the painting by highlighting that fluffiness with excellent color shading. In addition to the clouds, the aesthetics of the painting is given a further boost with the inclusion of the stars and the moon. All in all, this painting transcends emotions, and is a gorgeous masterpiece.

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Painting Purple Clouds

Painting Purple Clouds

If you’re a beginner with acrylics, or just want to work on a painting that’s easy to do, this is the perfect place for you to start. This painting of purple clouds in the night sky is one of the most gorgeous cloud paintings on this list. It’s a very simple rendition of the actual night sky, but has so much to offer in terms of color and shading. Yet, the process is quite easy to follow, and the tutorial is very well explained.

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Colorful Clouds

Colorful Clouds

Usually, the case with oil painting is that it’s quite difficult to work with. Even professionals can feel the pain of having to work with them. Yet, oils produce some of the most vivid works of art you’ll ever get to see, such as this painting of colorful clouds. And you know what the best part about this painting is? It’s quite easy to do. Just make sure you’re observing the steps in the tutorial, and you’ll be good to go.

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Blue Skies with Fluffy Clouds

Blue Skies with Fluffy Clouds

Blue skies with soft white clouds is one of the most soothing sceneries you’ll ever witness. It fills the heart with peace and serenity. The painting below tries to produce the same appeal. It’s an amazing work of art where the artist plays with the blue and white colors, creating an artwork that’s stunning to look at. It’s almost as if we were looking at a high definition photograph. Although the painting seems difficult to work on, the process is quite easy, and will take you no more than an hour to complete.

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White Cloud in the Open Blue Skies

White Cloud in the Open Blue Skies

This painting will make you feel like you’re standing in an open field on a sunny day, and gazing at the blue skies. The skies are clear, but suddenly, you notice a single white cloud passing by. The serenity of such a scene is beyond description. But, with a little bit of effort, you can paint that exact scenery as you shall see in this video tutorial. It’s an easy process, with very few elements and shading techniques involved. No way for you to mess this one up.

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By Jimena & Iñigo

The Navarro-Rubios

My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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Jimena & Iñigo

The Navarro-Rubios

My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!

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