As a beginner, many people find gouache paints a bit tricky to use due to many reasons. I started using this medium in early 2019 and found it really difficult to use because of my watercolor background. But I spent days, weeks and months to get more familiar with gouache. And today I am so happy to share with you all that I just published a class on how to paint with Gouache on Skillshare.
Gouache is a water based medium made with natural pigments, water and binding agent, and sometimes chalk to increase the opacity of the pigment. This medium is mostly used by commercial artists for posters, illustrations, comics, and other design work.
In this class, we will explore this creamy and opaque medium and create some fun and simple illustrations. This class is for beginners who want to understand the medium and explore its full potential. However, if you are an experienced artist with gouache, you are welcome to join us and create some fun cute illustrations.
In the class, we will take inspiration from our everyday life objects like from our kitchen, closets, from plants around or even internet.
What you will learn?
1. What is gouache
2. What material you need to paint with gouache
3. Wet on Dry and Layering techniques to get started with gouache paints
4. Gather Inspiration around you
5. Sketching your ideas
6. Paint the illustrations using the basic techniques taught in the class.
At the end of the class, you will have a collection of 11-12 cute and fun illustrations that you can either frame and hang on your wall, scan and create patterns, create greeting cards and so much more.