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Shaping Clouds Martin Feijoo 1

Like many of us who look up at the sky, Spanish creative/copywriter Martín Feijoó has been seeing things in the clouds. Finding interesting formations, he’s photographed them and returned to his home in Madrid to bring them to life – at least in pen & ink form.

“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,” Feijoó explains on his site. “On my last trip to Mexico I remembered this and I started to photograph clouds on the road. The result is Shaping Clouds, a series of illustrations where I drew the first thing that came into my mind when I saw these clouds that I imagine someone made for me.”

What has he seen? Everything from a ‘boxing turtle’ to a ‘Russian chicken’ (and in case you were wondering – seeing shapes in the clouds is a psychological phenomenon called Pareidolia). You can see more of his series on Tumblr, or his professional work on Behance.

For something equally upward focused, also check out French artist Thomas Lamadieu’s illustrations that fill the sky between buildings.

(above: T-Rex Cloud)

Boxing Turtle cloud
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Crocodile cloud
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Russian Chicken cloud
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Darwin cloud
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Rock the Weird Dog cloud
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