How to paint clouds with a flat waterbrush

Flat brushes are incredible tools for creating the random edges of clouds. By twisting the brush between your fingers and rocking it to paint with edges or corners you build beautiful chaotic patterns.  If you try to create these kinds of edges with a regular brush, you may easily fall into a pattern of regular marks. Clouds made by deliberate and intentional painting often lack the spontaneity of clouds created with a dancing flat brush.

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