Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gouach-ing it!

I have this really cheap set of Gouache that I sometimes use on Tuesdays (when I go sketching with my pals). Someday I may make a concerted effort to learn how to use water media "properly". Nathan Fowkes sure knows how to use it!
("Gouache"!----I always have to look it up, because I never remember how to spell it).

Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Gouache tubes, Gouache & ink on 6x9 paper


Manel said...

El guache me ha dado algunas alegrías. Cuando pensaba que no podría hacer con él lo que puedo hacer con acrílico, yo mismo me he sorprendido de los resultados.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

mmmm I love gouache...I can only remember how to spell it by taking it in a real pain:)
True,,doesn´t Nathan have it down though....yikes!!

Libby Fife said...

I use gouache for my sketching too.

Thanks too for the link to Nathan's site. I couldn't believe some of those images were done digitally.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you...I need to learn how to use water medium better too. Well...any medium, really! LOL

Eric Bowman said...

Gouache is a lost art. Nathan Fowkes uses it well in landscape sketches, but the really good gouache artists (illustrators of the 50's & 60's) are gone, and no one does it like them anymore. Google Harry Anderson, Coby Whitmore, Andy Virgil, early Joe Bowler, Joe DeMers, etc. and you'll see what I mean. It's a tough medium that requires an experienced hand. Good luck!

Erik van Elven said...

Erik Tiemens also does a great job with gouache.
Call me crazy but I love the smell of gouache :)
Difficult medium to master though.

hw (hallie) farber said...

I'm catching up finally. I loved your "Portrait Practice" and "K." I have gouache, too--used it once on a trading card; haven't quite figured out what to do with it. I agree that Fowkes knows how to use it.