Are you a total newbie to gouache painting and don’t know where to start? Well, my friend, you’re in the right place. In this complete beginner’s guide, I answer my most frequently asked questions like:
- What is gouache anyway?
- How is different from watercolor?
- What paints should I use?
- What brush should I use?
- What paper should I use?
- …and much more
I’ve made a couple complete beginner’s guides now and they’ve been a big hit because I try to be thorough as possible and break down all the important details for starting off. So follow along and I hope you enjoy this new medium as much as I do!
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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Gouache
00:00 – Intro
00:23 – Gouache set I’m using. Artist VS. Student grade.
01:43 – What is gouache?
02:04 – Painting a gouache wash.
03:30 – Feature: bold, matte finish.
04:13 – Discussing layering with gouache.
05:10 – Water to gouache consistency practice.
11:36 – What paper to use for gouache?
13:25 – Now practicing layering with gouache.
18:59 – Color mixing with gouache.
22:40 – How to lighten gouache.
24:46 – Brushes I use for gouache…
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