Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hurricanes Are Severe Cyclones

Today I thought I would do something for our non-horsey friends. 

As far as I can gather, a cyclone is the same thing as a hurricane, only milder. They are both tropical storms with a system of winds rotating inward to an area of low atmospheric pressure.  A cyclone is categorized as a hurricane when it's winds reach a force of 74 miles per hour. 

I decided to sketch and paint a couple of these storms. Using the rule of thirds, I first sketched out where the eye (center of interest) of the storm would be. Once I was happy with the layout, I transferred my drawings onto watercolor paper via my light box. Here are my layout sketches and subsequent paintings.