Wednesday, September 13, 2006

An Experiment in Gouache

So I had an urge to paint something traditionally and since I like the gouache tool so much in Painter I figured I should try out the real stuff. Having never used gouache before I decided to start with something simple and this silly fellow volunteered as my test subject. Thought I'd share the process:

Just my blue sketch, always my favorite part : )

This was my color study which was done on a xerox with watercolor-which explains the folds in the paper. I did a couple of these but I liked this one best.

And this was the final result in gouache, painted on a scrap piece of matte board with the lines done in ink. My conclusion: I'm pretty rusty at painting traditionally but I had fun playing with the gouache. It was fun trying to think through my mistakes without having an undo button. Overall it was an enjoyable experiment.


  1. Man I can never tell you digital and traditional art apart!! How do U make it sooo clean!!! XD

  2. Jennifer Wood has a blog!? Sweet!! beautiful work as always! I think I'm going to be stopping by alot.

  3. Ooo!, Jennifer Wood has a blog! Yay! Keep up the great work!

  4. Wow, Jennifer, the final piece is so beautiful! And it's so clean, too! You inspired me to try to paint more! Great job!


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