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Whimsical Drawings Create Fantastical Personalities in the Clouds

When you look at the clouds in the sky, what do you see? Many of us imagine giant, billowing creatures slowly floating by. Taking this fun a step further is Spanish creative and copywriter Martn Feijo who brings the fantasies to life with a pen. His series, titled Shaping Clouds, features illustrations that are drawn on top of cloud formations. They represent the first thing that came to his mind once he saw their distinctive silhouettes.

Shaping Clouds started while Feijo was travelling. “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,” he explains on his Tumblr. “On my last trip to Mexico I remembered this and I started to photograph clouds on the road.”

The result of Feijo's journey is a whimsical series with detailed line drawings of a long necked platypus, big-headed duck, ferocious T-Rex, and more. It reminds us that even though we might look at the same sky, we all imagine something a little different floating up there.

Above: Boxing Turtle Cloud

Crocodile Cloud

V Skyfighter Cloud

Russian Chicken Cloud

T-Rex Cloud

Big Head Duck Cloud

Darwin Cloud

Rock the Weird Dog Cloud

Parrot Fish Cloud

Long Neck Platypus Cloud

Martn Feijo Tumblr and Behance Page
via [Visual News]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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