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SAI : How I draw clouds by uchuubranko SAI : How I draw clouds by uchuubranko
I mis-remembered the poll results and made the cloud tutorial...:stare: I'm sorry, colour effects will be the next one...!! :iconstaredanceplz:


:happybounce: check out this tutorial for SAI TOOLS if you are a beginner with the program >>
:happybounce: feel free to ask, I'd be glad to clarify something :hug:
:happybounce: feel free to share on websites/etc
:happybounce: crediting if you reference isn't obligatory but much appreciated :heart: :tighthug:
:happybounce: you're not obligated to follow this strictly, do experiment with your way as well :love: :heart:
:happybounce: please don't modify, remove credit and / or crop this tutorial :aww:

I must write this here too : amazing thanks to my friend who stayed with me and made me laugh like a retard while I drew the clouds. :glomp:
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wish you a great weekend everyone! :tighthug:
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ShiburaShiratori Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So very much helpful xD THANKS!
liyashi Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
Thanks for the tutorial! It's really helpful :hug:
DubiousTemp Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
wah This is very inspirational! Thank you for sharing this!
iamkariina Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey! Thanks for this, its very helpful :) just one thing..I have already checked out your brush settings, but I can't seem to get mine to look the same as yours. When you first begin painting the sunrise cloud, it got this interesting texture that I can't seem to replicate. Could you help me please?
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm assuming it is the stringy_L texture many people seem to not find in their SAI... :hmm: sai - default brushes and textures
although if you have stringy_L and still feel it's not the same, can I have more details please? :)
iamkariina Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Heres a link that shows what I'm trying to eplain:… I'll delete it soon.
Your picture is there, and the brushes I made using your settings. On the bottom right there's a picture that I made trying to emulate your drawing to see if I could get the same brush effect. I used the watercolour brush
to get it to look more blended. 
Your picture looks as if the brush had some sort of opacity/ transparency?idk maybe not I might just have to practice a lot to get as good as you. I did try and change the brush's settings but I still couldn't get it.
Thanks so much for replying!! honestly I know this really isn't an issue I'm just trying to get it it the same and I'm frustrated..

thanks again!
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Student General Artist
uhuh, I'm assuming it's this setting that you have to adjust: Screen Shot 2015-11-12 at 8.50.56 PM by uchuubranko it has no name so here;s da screenshot :lol:
I'm using the brush tool and not the watercolour brush simply because I like the hardness of the brush. I press gently to have fade-out/ blended tones and hard to have 100% colours :)
My tablet now is not on SAI so excuse the screenshot not having pressure...
Hoping this helps? :la: let me know if not XD 
iamkariina Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Student General Artist
yes this helps!! thank you so much :) :) :)
serena-kun Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
thanks!! Just one question. Where can i download stringy_L texture??? Thanks!
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Student General Artist
I think you can get it from here!  sai - default brushes and textures
Rysttle Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
What is your brush setting? >.<
Grimm-Kaneki Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! ^^
I was wondering where I can download the Stringy_L texture, my version didn't come with it-
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Student General Artist
sai - default brushes and textures

sorry for the ancient reply but maybe from there, you can download it if not already!
AugustOfMidnight Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this, it was EXTREMELY helpful! I can now do clouds :) 
SnowCorridor Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit, how did I not see this before?! This is amazing! *A* 
I absolutely adore the way your clouds have this crisp texture. I usually end up making mine too soft and fluffy but yours are full of volume and personality AAAAAAHHHH
Will definitely use! Thank you so much for sharing~!
TheJadeLioness Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
P.S What is the recomended size I find  my canvis is normaly too big
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Student General Artist
It all depends on what purpose you have for the canvas, ex: printing, BG, bookmark or just fun :D
it's never bad for a canvas to be too big as long as it doesn't slow down your system/program or creates lags.

I like the randomness of somewhere between 2000~3000~4000 pixels :)
TheJadeLioness Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks <3
hoody-kai Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
I love you.. I love you so much... I am pretty awful with sky, backgrounds and thing like that. So you saved me! Thanks you very much!
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Student General Artist
 Thank you, kindly!:heart: :blushes:
mikaaachu Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this tutorial <3
Here's my take on it…
Thank you very much!! *w*
I can finally draw clouds >3<
Akari1996 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
that looks Awesome , it looks so much better than any cloud i could ever draw
StarPaw007 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Ahh that's such a beautiful tutorial ;;v;;
I can only hope to be able to draw clouds as well as you! *dies because of the amazingness*
Our God is an Awesome God 
Ah now I can be closer to your clouds!
CosmicGalaxyStar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally! i found it ! *0*
i gonna use this tutorial now !
thank for the tutorial!
ShaaChaan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :D
YinMidnight Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!!! :3
FlashbackingArtist00 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This helps really much, thank you!
But it is still SO difficult!
ReneLiebow Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely and user friendly!
Blue-Badass-Bunny Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
You just got one more follower!  :iconohyoublushplz: 
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student General Artist
:love:Thank you!! :blushes:
Blue-Badass-Bunny Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
WOOOOW!! Amazing!Llama Emoji-21 (Speechless) [V1] 
KaiiChu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering if you have a screen cap for your brushes you use? Or could you possibly take one? *^* that would be so great if you did! thank youu!
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student General Artist
I have a comment from the old times when I didn't think of screenshooting my brush settings :XD: they're the same ^v^…
kathykin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
This tutorial is really helpful! It's great!
TOJlRO Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow ! Exactly what I've wanted ! :3
Such a wonderful tutorial ! ^w^
toshirolover312 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student General Artist
So I was wondering, is the program you use called sai? And if so is it a free program and would you recommend it?I am using Gimp right now but would like to get something better that is still kinda cheep. What other programs would you recommend?
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Yes, I would recommend SAI for its brushes and settings but it's not a free program. :)

The only other program I'm really familiar with is PS4 (photoshop) and I've heard many good things about is Cip Studio Paint :>>
toshirolover312 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks. I ended up getting it recently but haven't had time to play with it yet. I was tired of using gimp and wasn't very happy with gimp either. 
FioreDellaNotte Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
thanks for that wonderful tutorial! :D
Ricardo-Mazeto Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow! amazing! looks like they're really fancy clouds and are really fancy there! xD really good!
darkrecon7890 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dont have the stringy texture will it still look good?
Glastellar Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very helpful, thanks!!!
Ritter-der-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so great!!! Thank you!!
xia-jin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for this tutorial!! it was very helpful :>

i was just wondering what the brush settings you used were? for the clouds, and what size they were? i can't seem to find a similar brush setting, and yours is so pretty :>
Farahjuli Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much !! >///<
Tsukibi Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this :D mine came out more cartoonish, but I loved it anyways
rinyonyonyo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou star chan
FaolanEternal Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god you are amazing jaskjadsksdjakasjlkasdj this tutorial is so fantastically awesome i jsut cant even :D
ollysweet Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where can i get the brushes and can i get them for sketchbook pro
SonicXLelile Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very very much, I found this tutorial really useful and if you want to see, here's my first pic where I drew clouds :3…

Thank you again~♥
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