First Gouache Test

First Gouache Test+ View the piece on Flickr.

First time messing around with gouache. In college, everyone had to take a color theory class. And you were in one of two camps: 1) those who were forced to use acrylic paints and 2) those who were forced to use gouache paints. I was in the former. I heard nothing but heartache from the latter.

But it’s a super interesting medium. Opaque, yet still very malleable with some water (even after drying). What I’m looking to do is start incorporating color into some of the more traditional stuff that I do — but without having to give up graphite / charcoal line work. Hopefully this will let me integrate the two.