Turning Clouds into Magical Illustrations

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We are sure it has happened to all of us at one stage or another in our lives. We have looked up at the sky and seen a cloud which resembles something easily recognizable. Sometimes it can be the shape of a country, an animal, or an object. Well clearly many of us don’t have the same level of imagination as Martin Feijoó (also known as Tincho) has. Martin comes from Argentina and now is based in Spain, where he allows his artistic skills to flourish. Martin explains where his inspiration comes from: “When I was a child, I was told that clouds’ shapes were created by expert balloon twister clowns who live in the sky, so that they can keep entertaining children. When traveling, I remembered the story and started taking pictures of clouds. Then I drew the first thing that came into my mind when I saw these clouds that I imagined someone had made for me.”

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When you look at the ‘after’ and then ‘before’ picture you can begin to get a clearer understanding of the way Tincho’s mind works. While we can clearly see where he has imagined the shape of some creatures, we are not so sure we would have noticed the same potential in some of the cloud shapes. In fact other than the ‘dinosaur’ we’re not sure we would have spotted any of them truth be told. However we were also fascinated how Tincho turns the images into creatures by using a light box. This turns the photograph into a translucent image, making it easier to draw more detailed outline of what the has pictured in his mind.

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