First Attempt at Gouache

20 12 2014

gouache tree2

Found an old starter set of gouache paint that my dad had and decided to experiment. Never painted with gouache before.

This tree in the backyard was so pretty, I just had to paint something inspired by it.

This tree in the backyard was so pretty, I just had to paint something inspired by it.

Final product!

Final product!

Honesty, I found gouache really frustrating to deal with. The set was pretty old and was spewing out this brown oil when I opened the paints, but it’s probably just that I don’t know what I’m doing with it. Going to spend the rest of the day resting, cause I’m fighting off a nasty flu/sickness thing. :/

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Spell

11 12 2014

spell 1

More tablet practice, this time using different layers for different parts of it. I went a little crazy with pink highlights on the skin and dress, which I realize now look terrible! Oh well. I do like the sky and her curvy swan neck. It’s meant to look a little over-swiveled like her head’s being pulled slightly away by the spell…





Spring Girl – Tablet Practice

5 12 2014

Barely used my new tablet, and realized I hadn’t even touched it in 3 months. This week I finally knuckled down for some practice:

Spring - tablet practice

Spring – tablet practice

Based loosely off an old photo I took. Figured out pen pressure controls, which are so helpful!








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