Monday, May 23, 2011

Posterized Clouds

Today I was reading some drawing tutorials on the Cennini site when I came across an idea that resonated with me. Why not try posterizing an image to simplify the tonal range? Here I take the yesterday's cloud photo and expand the tonal range before posterizing into 12 levels. Tonight I will use it for practice exercises.

12 level posterization


  1. Hi John,

    This reminded me of an artist I saw at the Blue Heron gallery on the Cape. Many of his subjects are cloudy landscapes in charcoal. When I first saw them, even close up, I thought they were photographs. Here's a link to some of his work:

    Dave G.

  2. Wow, these are awesome, Dave! Thanks for the links.