I’m so happy clouds exist – They’re just so beautiful, puffy, and calming to watch.
Plus, they give us exciting things to experience like rain, snow, and thunderstorms 🙂 (As long as they’re not too extreme!)
That’s why I decided to draw clouds next in today’s blog post!
Here is a little collection of simple cloud drawing ideas to try out in your sketchbook or doodle page.
I feel like we all try to draw clouds eventually – so I have also included some creative ways to draw clouds as well! For a little twist to a simple cloud doodle.
Now, let’s get to the drawings! I hope you enjoy!
1. Step-By-Step Drawing
Let’s first start off with a simple step-by-step overview on how to draw a simple cloud.
Step 1 is essentially drawing your cloud shape. There are so many drawing styles so feel free to draw whatever cloud shape you like 🙂
Step 2 is just adding little details to your cloud, such as puffy lines.
Step 3 is adding shadows to the bottom of your cloud and wherever you like, depending on the light source.
You can use these steps as a basic guideline for any other cloud drawings you create.
2. Cloud Shapes
Here are some different shapes and styles you can draw your cloud as.
I used a combination of a black ink pen to outline the clouds, a pencil to create shadows, and a colored pencil to color in the sky.
3. Moon and Clouds
This pencil drawing is from another one of my blog posts 30 Easy Moon Drawing Ideas.
I really liked how the clouds turned out in this drawing!
4. Cute Raincloud
Here is a cute drawing I created showing the transition of a cloud into a raincloud.
5. Mountains and Clouds
I love drawing mountains so here is a simple drawing of some mountains surrounded by clouds.
6. Open Door
Here is a simple drawing made using a black ink pen and colored pencils of a doorway to the sky.
7. Partly Cloudy
Let’s draw the sun hiding behind a cloud next in our sketchbook!
8. Always in the Clouds
I wanted to make a doodle inspired by the saying “Head in the clouds.”
9. Street Light and Clouds
Here is a cool drawing idea of a street lamp illuminating the clouds.
10. Nature Scene
Here is a drawing of a nature scene with a bunch of big puffy clouds.
11. Clouds in a Box
If only we could send clouds to people – That would be cool 🙂
12. Planet Cloud
I thought it would be cool to draw a planet in the shape of a cloud, so here it is!
13. Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
This drawing of clouds popping out of a polaroid is from my other blog post 30 Aesthetic Drawing Ideas.
The saying at the bottom of the polaroid comes from a poem I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth.
14. Lightning Cloud
Let’s draw a simple doodle of a lightning cloud next in our sketchbook 🙂
15. Fast Cloud
Sometimes I like watching how fast or slow the clouds go in the sky.
16. Computer Cloud
I thought it would be cool to draw an old-school computer with clouds coming out of the screen.
17. Reaching for the Stars
Here is a fun drawing idea of someone climbing up a ladder into the sky to reach for the stars.
18. Falling Star
Here’s a drawing of a star falling from the sky, passing through a cloud.
19. Clouds in a Jar
Next, let’s draw some clouds in a jar.
20. Rainbow Cloud
This rainbow drawing idea is from my other blog post 50 Cute Easy Things to Draw.
21. Diving Whale
Here is a cool drawing idea of a whale diving into a cloud.
22. Cat Riding on a Cloud
I love drawing cats on my blog so here is an adorable cat riding on a cloud!
Thank you as always for stopping by this blog!
I appreciate all of your support and the comments I sometimes receive on my blog. I’m glad you enjoy doodling!
Feel free to look around for more drawing ideas to try out.
I wish you a wonderful day or night wherever in the world you are – And until next time!
Keep drawing 🙂