Gouache TutorialTaken from my Tumblr blog.More Like This
As promised, here is a step by step of the gouache painting for the chapter 3 cover of Starcrossed. I was working on it last night and began to get a little tired so I stopped. I plan to finish the pic later today and will post the rest of the progress in a second post.
I posted the original in a previous post. The drawing is ink on 11" x 14" (27.9 x 36.5 cm) bristol paper. It's a nice and heavy weight paper that, aside from a little curling, stands up to gouache nicely.
I suppose I should start with a little introduction to gouache (rhymes with "wash"). There's a few reasons I wanted to use it, firstly as a little personal challenge. I don't use it very often. When I use traditional media, it's usually in the form of acrylic paint which is a different beast entirely.Secondly, well, I just happen to have a lo