sprinklepixiedustworldwide said: I really like your art and your style of drawing and painting, and I have a question about paints, like, I've never tried gouache and I feel like I should definitely try it, but I don't know any good brand and I don't know how to start so i would really appreciate if you gave me some tips or advices about starting to paint with gouache, and some good gouache brands, thanks anyway ^~^
Hiya! Very glad you like my work. C:
I’ve only tried a brand or two for gouache but Daler Rowney’s designer gouache paint is the one I use the most. I’m very sure there are better brands out there but Daler Rowney’s is the easiest for me to get here with a decent quality.
As to how to use gouache, I kinda just experimented with trying to achieve a certain look with the paint until I found a way of using it that I like. (My first experience with gouache was really just painting blocks of colours for a design class.) Not sure as to what tips I could possibly give unfortunately cause I’m still kinda learning to use it DX But here’s a link which I hope would be helpful : clickity click. My process is pretty similar to hers! In general, I find that a fair amount of planning is required when I’m working with gouache because you can’t really layer the paint, maybe if you use it like watercolours, you’ll be able to slowly build up the colours etc. And learning to mix colours would be very helpful cause colours turn muddy when you mix too many colours.
Try to experiment with it & have fun with the medium while getting to know what works and what doesn’t. C: