Illustrating a cloud clipart might sound like an easy task, and you are right. However, there are a few things that you can do to make this illustration visually more interesting. In this small tutorial, I will show you how to end up with an image that is appealing and fun to draw. You can use a video lesson, a step-by-step tutorial or even better ... both! Ready? Go!
Learning how to draw a cloud starts here using the short video found below. Simply draw a basic template mostly made from circles, draw a few curved lines and then add plain colors. If you prefer to have access to more information, simply scroll down a little bit. :)
First, simply draw a long horizontal line on the bottom of the page. Then, draw six or seven circular shapes to form the top of the subject. As you can see below, circles in the middle are usually larger and bigger. The ones located on both sides are almost oval. Great! Let's use this template to draw the cloud.
Draw the horizontal line on the bottom again. Then, use all circles to sketch long curved lines as shown in the illustration below. That's it! Our cool cartoon cloud is already completed.
This is how the cloud should look like so far once all lines are black and the template (the gray lines) removed. Pretty cool, don't you think? Of course, adding colors is a must. Let's see how we can add a little bit of depth using plain colors.
The cloud is filled with a bright blue color. On the left side of each curved line, a brighter area is added. Finally, the center is darker to create more volume. See how using only solid colors we are able to provide more depth and volume to a pretty simple illustration?
Below you can see all four steps in a single image. It's now time to try more shapes, colors and effects. Drawing clouds is (surprisingly) a fun and relaxing experience.
Be creative, sketch more backgrounds and have fun dreaming with your head ... in the clouds! More cool lessons are also available below. :)