« Art process: Making fairly realistic clouds

Image via Cinemazzi

I love the clouds from the film poster for Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ and wanted something similar for Manowar.

This seems to be done in gouache or similar opaque paint where the artist was able to ‘paint on’ the white hilights. As I’m using watercolour this was not an option, so I decided to work in reverse.

First the source image was cleaned up and inverted.

Using the above as a reference I painted a watercolour in blue.

Then the result was scanned and colours inverted, which greatly increases the realism of the result.

The result applied to the game.

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