Gouache Over Ink? Maybe.
Class was cancelled for the week but I’ve been having fun practicing at home. Over the weekend, I decided to use paint to see how I would manage it. Normally, gouache is the best paint suitable for lettering and I must say the results were amazing. It was a pleasant surprise to see how the letters appeared in another color.
I must have designed for over an hour and I did not want to stop. It’s funny because I purchased the set last year, and I was too nervous to use it. The set included a book, refillable ink pens and 6 gouache paint tubes and the only thing I used was the book.
On occasion, Rosie showed the work she created with this medium, but as she described how to use the paint, I imagined its use was only for advanced artists. Of course, I shied away from trying it and continued using calligraphy markers and refillable pens. But, now that I’ve discovered gouache – I’m hooked.
The best part about gouache is the ease and versatility compared to writing with ink.
Ink tends to be very sensitive and unforgiving; but gouache allows more freedom to adjust the paint thickness, which limits the chance for mistakes.
So, I’ve been playing with this paint all weekend and started Christmas card lettering which turned out better than I expected.
In three simple words, I can describe my feeling for this paint – I LOVE GOUACHE!