Thunderstorms are thoroughly fascinating, the climax being of course the lightning strikes. I have not yet mastered painting lightning bolts… realistically, but i am gradually getting there. Usually I have to rely on photos, on account of the brief nature of a lightning strike. With an iPad, I know you can hold down the camera button for several seconds, and hope to catch one during that burst, but hey–I am sure Pixabay has a ton of free creative commons photos on all kinds of thunderstorms.
Digitally painted on my iPad Air with a finger and stylus. Based on a Creative Commons photo, and finished on 8/2/19.
This is from a long time ago, many years ago. I didn’t have my iPad Air then, just some PC programs and my graphics tablet. As usual, I was just winging it, trying to come up with something. The program I used was MyPaint, a simple yet excellent digital painting program. I encourage you to try it out. You may become addicted!
Note: I have to look to see if Mypaint is still available. If not, there are other similar options, which I may discuss here.
Digitally painted on my iPad Air from imagination around 7/29/19.