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August 13, 2013

Had some more practice with gouache again and results have started to become more satisfying. My biggest problem has been to mix colors while still maintaining the values. I would quite often paint over areas that should be brighter. On the cheap sketch-paper I’m using for practice doing washes is not really an option so tinting can become difficult. I discovered though, since gouache is water-soluble I could always thin out the already applied paint by adding water, spreading it out to make gradations. So what I’m doing now is to apply paint where I want the darkest to be then spread it out with water thus make shading happen. So far I’ve only gone monochrome for this approach, but once I have the values down tinting with other colors may perhaps become easier. I’ll have to try out and see.

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