Step-By-Step Floral Painting with Gouache

Vidhi, of The Ink Bucket, is going to show us how to paint florals with gouache.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between gouache and watercolour
  • How to get started with gouache painting
  • What not to do with gouache
  • How to add depth and dimension to your painting

Key takeaways from this lesson:

  1. Make sure your paint isn’t too watery
  2. By mixing in white, you can achieve light, medium and dark tones of gouache to give your work more dimension
  3. Make sure your brush is saturated enough so it has movement and isn’t stiff with your strokes
  4. Gouache allows you to be precise because the colour won’t bleed
  5. If you add enough water, you can actually turn gouache into a watercolour-like consistency

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