this is my painting in progress for the cloud class.
My main cloud is probably too dramatic but i absolutely love it! we will see what happens when the rendering gets finished. There are a lot of details that I want to do with the trees, the women observing the storm, and the castle but it will need work. lightning and rain also will be laid in, the rain will be white and the lightning will be a pale gold.
Ok you've done the lightning now! It's a good quality you have - slowly slowly finishing pieces, while juggling all the other stuff you do. Well done x
Slowly moving along...adding details on the clouds and trees, along with the lightning!
Your storm cloud certainly looks more 'together'! Looking forward to the lighting as that will be a real focal point.
Architecture is easy - just loads of time consuming yet meditative bricks.
Update on this work in progress: i finally am getting an understanding of the rendering process for clouds! Still have a lot to do on the trees and castle....will lay in the lightning next.
Drama is good!
I love the women. Early storm chasers
By the way remind me to show you rain during the class as it doesn't necessarily have to be straight down, it can be diagonal too - @fzkabelitz did this in hers. I did some diagonal rain here https://www.vaishaliprazmari.co.uk/rain-magi using my own old work to demo as I can't recall which miniature painting I saw that had diagonal rain in it to hand now.
Gold lightning yes!
Also you are a cloud and lightning expert! So love your voice on this! Especially about ball lightning and associated phenomena (my favourite Chinese sci-fi writer Liu Cixin - of Three Body fame - wrote a book called Ball Lightning, which is where I first heard of the concept. Can't believe it's actually a real thing and lightning actually changes you!)
On another note - on the live demo I did mention I'm very fast and esp as I had to condense 600 years of miniature painting into 1 hour ;-) so I said I was like a whirlwind, which I am... but the centre is very still, very focused, like when I'm painting... like the calm in the eye of the storm. I like this symbology but interested in your actual scientific perspective on this!