Gouache - Quick Benefits and Uses Revealed

By: Murtaza Habib

Gouache - Quick Benefits and Uses Revealed

Gouache is one of the paints which has been avoided but has its own unique presence. It is opaque and reflects light and is extremely popular when it comes to usage of some well known artists.

You should get yourself acquainted with this type of painting to get the maximum effect out of it so make sure you get started today. It dries up very quickly therefore it has been wildly used by graphic designers due to its great advantage.

Make sure you get stated right here, these tips will get you up instantly using this medium...

1. If you wish to get started with gouache then make sure that you move out to your local art shop and grab your supplies. You can even purchase it from Internet from any art stockist, just check it out through Google.

Don't invest huge money on it initially before you test it out with your traditional medium of painting. A tube of white gouache and tubes of primary colors is enough to get you started today.

2. Purchase a water color paper to get started with your practice. You can use coloured paper, but it is best to get started with a white paper. You can use it with pens and brushes and different brush will surely give different effects and looks, so keep this in mind before you get started.

3. It has its own look and feel. You need to experiment as it has its own uniqueness. You can even use it while traveling because it only needs a small amount of paint to get started with it.

4. It dries up fairly quickly therefore you need to make sure that you don't use many layers as they can crack.

5. It is water soluble. Therefore, any brushes or palettes can be easily rinsed in water, so this is a huge advantage.

About the author:
Murtaza Habib writes for PaintOnMyCanvas.com , a Japanese webiste for artists, now only available in Japanese.


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