|9x9 pastel on somerset paper|
Even though it is just a value study, I still needed to follow "the rules." Group the values into interesting shapes. Remember the land will always be darkest (exception- snow). And if you want skies to feel light you need to always keep in mind that skies are light built in a sphere. To show this the value and the strokes are very important.
This sketch was actually a lot of fun to do. Clouds are simply fascinating!
Last night I was enjoying the beautiful photos on the website of the Cloud Appreciation Society. Check it out! Here is the link.