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Introduction to Gouache
Traditional Art

Definition of the Medium
Gouache is similar to watercolor and acrylic. But it has unique characteristics that differentiate it from both of them.
Like watercolor, it's water soluble and its binder is gum arabic (M. Graham & Co use honey ιn their gouache). The pigment ratio however is much higher compared to watercolor. It's also opaque (containing chalk). However, it can be thinned down to washes and worked just like watercolor. In that form it's less translucent than watercolors but you'll have a hard time to tell the difference. Most importantly it can build up opaque layers.
When it dries - like acrylic - the lights tend to be a bit darker and the darks a bit lighter. It dries fast and flat. Although - unlike acrylic - the opaque layers of gouache can be reactivated with water. Despite the matte look, gouache has a special vibrancy in opaque form due to the high pigment load.
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Wings of Darkness :icondundalkchild:DundalkChild 471 103 Traditional I :iconcharlie-bowater:Charlie-Bowater 2,255 56 Little Owlette :iconlisacrowburke:LisaCrowBurke 213 39 Gouache Kirin :icondroemar:Droemar 206 18 watercolour fox :iconluceene-k:luceene-k 275 68 Tuto - How I draw reptiles/dragons - Part 2 :iconemp-83:EMP-83 304 42 Tuto - How I draw reptiles/dragons - Part 1 :iconemp-83:EMP-83 392 61 Drawing Birds part 1 :iconmajnouna:Majnouna 7,936 529 Raptor Tutorial :icondroemar:Droemar 2,808 171 Tutorial - Scales Made Simple :icontwilightsaint:TwilightSaint 1,620 109 Out Of Body Experience :iconcristianoteofili:CristianoTeofili 255 79 moleskine::darkline::vasiljgodzh::0003 :iconvasiljgodzh:VasiljGodzh 74 4 Violet + Sunlight Mandala :iconfeanne:feanne 119 13 Pouch Tutorial Part I (Bottom) :iconnimuae:nimuae 1,565 211


  • Listening to: the killers
  • Reading: world's end by t.c. boyle
  • Eating: cake
  • Drinking: coffee
I haven't updated this in ages and I don't have a lot to say but there's something important i want the few visitors of my page to know:

:heart: If you find one of your deviations in my :+fav:s then it's just because i actually like it! :heart:

I admit, I don't always write a comment but unlike many other people here I would never add something just for the attention I might get for my own work.

So.. hope someone actually reads this! ;)


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Shell of choice: love all shells! ;)


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luceene-k Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the favourite! :)
EMP-83 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the faves :icondragonwant:
CristianoTeofili Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav :)
metusatrox Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fav on my work "Disappearing" [link] .
popjessekj Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
Avrge Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Student
thanks for the +fav!
Nebenrolle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Thanks for fav :D
LyDeath Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Thx for comment my Photo :)
knivesandkisses Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Thank you for the :+fav: :D
XBloodyMaryX Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
hehe that went quick! you're most welcome!
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