Clouds and Sky

One of the things I like to do on a nice summer day is gaze up into the sky and watch the clouds; ever changing, moving, forming imaginary figures and faces … when the breeze is blowing watching the clouds is a relaxing time-waster. ¬†Actually, if you’ve got a camera in hand, it can be more than a time waster. Images of clouds can be so useful in the making of other textures, or to replace a sky in a great photo that has a bad sky. In short, I use photos of clouds to blend with other things to make overlays, collages, and other textures. Along with blue skies and fluffy clouds, sometimes storm clouds can be useful as well. I know some of these have been used in 3D imaging as well since a few of my friends have made use of them in their work.

There are three “created” textures, but the balance are really just photographic imaging. Two of the created ones (new world order) I have used to render “other worlds” in Bryce on a globe – they end up looking a planet with green and brown terrain, and blue water, maybe a little like earth when seen from space, but it’s obvious this planet isn’t earth. Now … shall I tell you what made that texture? I hesitate but … well, what it really is was grease in my frying pan as it started to cool! I changed the colours of course, but the shapes it made looked so much like land and water I tried it in my 3D program and was pleasantly surprised with the result.


Birds silhouetted against a blue sky with smooth clouds.Heavy clouds in a blue sky with gray undersides.Pale blue sky full of cotton-ball clouds.Bundles of clouds against a sky-blue sky.Scattered clouds in the morning sky.
Soft spreading clouds against a light blue sky.Lots of textured clouds with only a little sky showing between them.Wispy clouds in a daytime sky.Soft fluffy clouds with spreading wisps.Clouds and blue sky.
Big fluffy clouds and blue sky.A sky full of of heavy clouds with breaks and lines between them, giving them the look of quilting.Super dark clouds late in the evening with an opening showing blue sky and white clouds behind them.The sky in early evening with dark clouds and lighter clouds.Evening sky with clouds, the clouds having slight pink tinge.
Bluer blue sky with misty clouds and tendrils.A texture designed to be used in 3D work as a planet covering.Similar to the other texture, but this one is minus the clouds.Black sky with dark red clouds and a stripe of lightening.Prettiest blue sky with wispy clouds.
Soft evening clouds, like cotton-balls with a tiny touch of pink.A texture that resembles the center of a storm as seen from above.Early morning clouds with coloured a little by an almost risen sun.Black, thundery clouds with some white clouds.A sky texture with really deep blue sky and very white well-defined clouds.
Thundery clouds over a lake.Cloudy sky texture.Sky with clouds.Cloudy sky texture.Clouds in a blue sky.
White clouds in a blue sky.