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Training for Developers and Artists

25 Draw any Sunrise (or Sunset)

You’ve learned a lot about color theory, now time to try it out. One of the easiest and most dramatic landscapes is a sunrise or sunset. Learn some simple tricks for making a great sunrise or sunset and then we’ll paint one as an example.


The challenge is to paint a sunset or sunrise. I’ve given you a few to try out for this. Thanks to Luis Urban for the top three from Aguascaliente, Mexico. If you are Spanish speaking, check out Luis’ podcast. The bottom three are my photos of Lake Michigan sunrises and a sunset in Kona, Hawaii.


I showed you this video how to make your own RYB palette, but if you want to download it, I’ve added it here, see Video 03 Downloading Stuff

RYB Colors

Chasin’ It by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.