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This Artist Makes Amazing Illustrations Out of Clouds

"When I was a child I was told that clouds' shapes were created by expert balloon twister clowns who live in the sky."

By Meg Watson
September 07, 2014
By Meg Watson
September 07, 2014

Clouds are already pretty magical. They float around the sky above us, giving us shade (the good kind) and provide perfect material to gaze at while lying in the grass. Spotting shapes in clouds is a familiar childhood pastime for most of us — you see a monster, then your mum's face, then a flower. It's like an inkblot test for primary schoolers. Now the grownups have had their turn, and the results are kind of amazing.

Argentinian artist Martin Feijoo bases his work on these moving blobs of cotton wool (or gas? — we're not great at science). From staring up and the sky and using his imagination, Feijoo has produced a gorgeous body of work from what he terms 'Shaping Clouds'. After taking a photo of the sky, the artist pencils in the full image he sees in his mind.

This of course leads to some outlandish images. Giant sea turtles dive down to the earth below and a platypus with a giant neck attempts to walk on its hind legs. "When I was a child I was told that clouds’ shapes were created by expert balloon twister clowns who live in the sky," says the artist. "I imagine someone made [these clouds] for me."

Now that the dreary skies of winter are gone, we can't wait to do some sky-gazing of our own.

Check out the artist's Tumblr to see the full drawing process.

Via Lost at E Minor and Daily Mail.

Published on September 07, 2014 by Meg Watson

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