“Sketch something tall” … and my son immediately came to mind. He is really tall, but no way nearly as tall as I drew him in my sketch. I call it artistic licence!
Here’s my sketch ~
To quote Craftsy ~
Gouache (pronounced “gwosh,” in your Frenchiest accent please) is a type of paint which is centuries old, and yet relatively few people even know of its existence today. It’s a medium with characteristics of both acrylic and watercolor that can be used to create vibrant, luminous works of art.
Note from the author: when I was in art school, a teacher referred to gouache as being “watercolor plus chalk.” That does oversimplify it a bit, but it gets the basic point across.
Sometimes referred to as opaque watercolor, gouache starts out similarly to watercolor. They are both composed of color pigment with a binding agent such as gum arabic. But that’s where things start to differ. First, the pigment ratio in gouache is usually much greater than in watercolor. Second, a solid white pigment such as chalk (or sometimes even acrylic) is often incorporated. These two factors give gouache a much heavier texture and higher opacity than watercolor alone.
In terms of working with gouache, this makes it a unique medium. It shows characteristics of both watercolor and acrylic, but is neither.
Isn’t it wonderful that one can keep on learning, exploring, experimenting and developing in art?
What new medium have you tried?
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