Artist Turns Clouds into Funny Illustrations of Objects, Faces and Animals
Remember when you used to find familiar shapes in the clouds as a child? Madrid-based creative artist Martin Feijoó, also known as Tincho, dubs himself the “Cloud Shaper” because he turns images of clouds into playful illustrations. In the “Shaping Clouds Project,” Tincho draws fun and amusing objects, faces and animals onto photographs of clouds that he captured on his last trip to Mexico. By the way, recognizing shapes and patterns in random images or data is called pareidolia.
On the project’s Tumblr page, Tincho explains the motivation behind his work:
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. 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.
Do you see what he sees in these clouds?