Illustration experiment in gouache

I recently bought some gouache paints to try and this was my first proper use of them. The first use was writing hey badly in pink and doing some daubs of paint to just get a feel of them. It’s always challenging to try something new but also fun and a good way to break out of a creative block!

Whilst this is probably one of the least accomplished illustrations I have done in awhile it also kind of won me over with it’s bright colours and simple charm. As did the gouache paint itself, compared to my usual light washes of colour delicately added using watercolour or in Photoshop this seems to lend itself well to bold uses of colour.

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