I wouldn’t say I’m “good” at gouache, but I enjoy it a lot more than watercolor – or most other media, probably.

I haven’t been doing as much since the household acquired an iPad with Procreate, but I ought to be–there’s nothing as satisfying as the transformation that happens when your layers are building up and the patchy colors are suddenly Not That Shit After All, and things look like they make sense, like you’d known what you were doing all along.

m. graham

I only have a white from them, but it’s lovely, and the romance of PNW honey is such that if I’m ever getting fancier gouache, they’re who I’ll return to.

miya himi gouache

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It’s cheap! It’s good enough! It’s very much not light-fast, so in your mind the canonical copy is going to have to be a scan. Get a plastic palette knife to put some on a palette because you’ll waste a lot of paint using a brush to dispense it.