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Introduction to Gouache

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 li

Reference Photos and Copyrights

Reference Photos and Copyrights

Copyright Weekend Oh, that age-old saga… a tale of woes and witch hunts, of legal nightmares and people getting their knickers into a twist. While some sorrowfully misguided people adamantly claim it is cheating to use reference photos, the majority of the art community agrees: Reference photos are a must-have when you want to paint something you have never painted before, and to paint something you want to get right, even if you have painted it many times before. Because, how can you know what something looks like and recreate it truthfully when you don't know what it looks like? - Exactly. You need references. While some say a true

On Artists: Beating the Blackhole of Popularity


On Artists: Beating the Blackhole of Popularity

Social media can be draining, especially on artists and creators. Often times we get suckered into equating the amount of faves/likes/notes we receive on our art, to the value of the art itself, though we would never admit that. "I draw for myself, no one else." "I don't care about the likes." But when it really boils down to it, who among us can honestly admit it doesn't sting a little when a frivolous fanart piece gets a million faves, and the one piece we poured our sole into gets barely a quarter of the same attention? I would like to discuss why that is and ways to avoid the blackhole that consumes so many artist's creativity, self-este

A guide about referencing

A guide about referencing

We are a group of artists that have noticed there's widespread confusion and misconceptions spreading about the limits and ethics of referencing, so we have decided to help the community by clearing up the idea of what referencing is! -- You can also watch a video about it, just click here! What is referencing? When we talk about “referencing,” we could also talk about “searching for information.” Imagine that you have to do an essay for school about plants, animals, planets, in other words, a subject you don’t know much about. What’s the first thing you do before you start writing? Search for information
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Artist // Hobbyist // Varied
  • Dec 15
  • United States
  • Deviant for 16 years
  • She / Her
Share the Love: Participated in DeviantArt's 2020 Valentine's Day celebrations.
Ninja Llama: Llamas are awesome! (603)
Birthday '19: Celebrated DeviantArt's 19th birthday
Khush: Participated in April Fools' Day 2019
Twist Fate: I commented on Twist Fate!
My Bio

Most of the stuff that I will ever post on here consists of ideas that were done for fun, school work, former art-trades, ect. Not everything that I post will be agreeable to everyone's palate, and that's alright, because 90% of my gallery is structured around ideas that I enjoy.

** Headcanons and OC's are not things that I regularly indulge in. I will compliment, but that's about it. There's no need for offence of any kind if I don't see things your way.

Also, I'm not a huge advocate of the watch for a watch-back thing.

I take my time to make art stuff. (Read: life, job, and occasional bouts of procrastination.)

~ Cheers.

Current Residence: Within my Demesne and enjoying the inebriated state of being daft, dumb, and happy

Favourite genre of music: Wide variety, mainly whatever sounds good in my ears

Operating System: Being caffeinated. ^_^ *Music helps too.

Shell of choice: Fender Guitar

Favourite cartoon character: Too damn many of them. They're literally screaming within the dungeons of my mind. Oh, and they're all guys too. That doesn't help out either. ;

Favourite genre of music: Wide variety, mainly whatever sounds good in my ears

Wallpaper of choice: Anything painted by John Howe, Tyler Walpole, Todd Lockwood, Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell, or the Hildebrant brothers.

Skin of choice: Liquid metal.

Personal Quote:"Those who mind, do not matter. Those who matter, do not mind." - Dr. Seus

Favourite Visual Artist
Wendy Pini and many others.
Favourite Movies
Old animated and live-action movies. Everything else today looks like generic CGI animation nowadays.
Favourite TV Shows
Older seasons of The Simpsons, Star Trek: TNG and DS9, MST3K.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller (especially the Christmas albums :) Also, whatever I find on YouTube.
Favourite Books
Favorite genres are science fiction, small amounts of horror and romance, and of course, comic books.
Favourite Writers
Margret Weis & Tracy Hickman and Max Lucado.
Favourite Games
A mixed assortment of platform and fighting games.
Favourite Gaming Platform
PS2, Genesis, PC, and N64
Tools of the Trade
Whatever falls into my hands & into my demented little mind.
Other Interests
Playing with and liking things that most people are tired of.
I'm still alive and despite being in a mood, I'm still plugging away at my projects. Have some WIP's - both of them might look familiar. There is another WIP that I'm working on, but I'm trying to decide if I will upload it here.
I'm loving the sh*t out of this right now. It isn't one of my requests, but I got to hear it from a live-stream that Bufosmixes held about two nights ago. The guy has a lot of music mash-up talent. Go visit his Youtube page.

Winter Break is here. I can finally art again.

Winter Break is here. I can finally art again.

..Because doing 10 college hours, lots of homework, and working 38 hours on the same campus, doesn't leave me much time to do hardly anything. My former full-time late summer job didn't allow me to do a whole lot either except ..sleep in. @_@ Whatever. I'm gonna try to push my ass back to it. Back to the drawing, coloring, and posting stuff within the few *and hopefully, not as busy* weeks of break that I have. At the moment, I'm listening to some Boston. Earlier I was listening to some Legend of Zelda. Trans-Siberian Orchestra will probably be next on par. Otherwise, have a great Christmas and a safe New Year out there.

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Chaosfive-55Hobbyist General Artist
A pleasure to meet you!! :aww:

Thank you for your support, I appreciate it 💛
:hug: rainbow heart 2 by Drawn-Mario

britts-demesneHobbyist General Artist

It's utter hell to edit / update anything in Eclipse via smartphone because the cursor jumps a lot on my smartphone screen. It really isn't the most reliable or practical way to use to use or enjoy 'The New DeviantArt.'

VAILLAANew Deviant

radical art!!! qwq

britts-demesneHobbyist General Artist
Many thanks!


It has been a while, but I was taking a moment to reflect - and among the constant presences in the past was your name.

I wished to extend my regards, and hope that in the unsure ways of the world, that you are well, and that artwork continues to buoy your spirits and keep you strong.

britts-demesneHobbyist General Artist
Hello there. 

WIP's keep me busy and I do run into the occasional roadblock in trying to figure out some stuff in both the real world and the art world. Otherwise, I'm doing alright.

How about you? How have you been as of late?