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thegrindre

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on: September 29, 2014, 01:05:04 AM
What medium is this and how do you use it??? What am I missing and why isn't it here on our forums???
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Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 01:13:43 AM
Gouache is a type of heavier watercolour paint that is more opaque(less transparent) than regular watercolour. I hope that helps a little.  I have never used it, so that is about all I know!  :)
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Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 02:23:11 AM
Hi Christina! Long time, no see or would that be, read.  :2funny:
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Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 03:19:29 AM
lol!!  ;D  I was wondering if that was you!!!!! Welcome back!!!!
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Reply #4 on: September 29, 2014, 03:28:10 AM
Rick, it is also called Designers Gouache because it is extensively used by Illustrators in the commercial world.
It is very opaque and can be used in a similar way to oils although it is waterbased. It is possible to paint a light colour over a dark colour - unlike the normal watercolours.  I used it a lot in the distant past for painting as well as using it in airbrush work.


It is not in the forum because we are teaching in 6 mediums at the moment and any more will be too much for us to handle adequately.
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Reply #5 on: September 29, 2014, 04:36:43 AM
Curious as to the drying time involved with Gouache. I like the idea of its opaqueness. Light over dark? That sounds great.
If it's water based, does it dry as long as watercolors?
I understand and  :thankyou: Dennis
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Reply #6 on: September 29, 2014, 04:39:05 AM
lol!!  ;D  I was wondering if that was you!!!!! Welcome back!!!!
::) Yup, it's me.  :thankyou:
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Reply #7 on: September 29, 2014, 08:39:10 AM
Some ins and outs about gouache:
http://www.talens.com/products/gouache/#scroll


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Reply #8 on: January 13, 2015, 06:06:16 PM
Dennis, is there any chance you could post a demo of this medium in the watercolor section? You did a course on oils and one on acrylics in there and I think it would fit nicley in the mix. With just one demo I am sure I could proceed on my own from there.
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Reply #9 on: January 13, 2015, 10:18:11 PM
It is kind of watercolor. Have you tried youtube.com? There are a lot of tutorials on gouache. I use them occasionally to highlight some area. hope i have helped
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Reply #10 on: January 14, 2015, 10:06:51 PM
I use gouache for my calligraphy. It is opaque and you can get it to a thick enough consistency to write with it. It also comes in wonderful colors, but like with WC you have to be aware of light fastness.

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Reply #11 on: January 15, 2015, 04:41:19 AM
Wow! I was unaware of it's versatility.
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Reply #12 on: January 15, 2015, 09:40:13 PM
Quite a lot of people use the white Gouache to highlight watercolour paintings! Mark Criley (famous chap on Youtube who draws Manga) uses the white quite frequently on his mixed media.
The beauty of it being water based acords its many advantages. I have a set but, I haven't used them yet. I've used the white and tinker tested the colours. In some ways, I thought they were better than watercolour. As far as I know, you can water them down so much that they eventually act like watercolour! (but I could be wrong!  :o
I hear many people use 'em like poster paints rather than acrylics because of the re-wetting ability.
As I'm just back onto traditional art (colour pencils/mixed media) , I may dig my Gouache back out now!   
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Reply #13 on: January 22, 2015, 03:54:15 PM
I may dig my Gouache back out now!

About time sunshine! Dig 'em out and show us a thing or to!  ;)     ;D