Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What is your favorite medium to work in?

Gouache! I still fight with it all the time - like when I'm trying to create a gradient or transition and it's just not happening... but overall, my whole style changed when I started using gouache. I love how flat and rich the colors are. I love how the medium forces me to plan colors ahead of time and not overwork the illustration. I love how I can be really lazy and leave my palette and brushes uncleaned and not risk ruining anything. I love how it holds really fine details and has a creamy soft consistency when wet. Oh, and I love using my husband's old Nestle's Quik cups for my water.


Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Oh yes.. gradients are so tough to do in gouache!

I can tell by the look of your lovely art that you are indeed in love with gouache Gina. :o)
Haha, it does look way fun to use the Nestle's quick cups!

Kathy Weller said...

Well you do a wonderful job with the medium! Not everyone can master gouache, and you do it beautifully! :)

roz said...

I adore gouache as well. So versatile and forgiving. It was my medium before I started exploring with felt.
I LOVE the smell when I open the tube.