Tip 1: How to learn to paint with gouache

Gouache - an ideal material for beginners art painters.Draw it much easier than in watercolor or oil.Treat it easy, but these colors has its own peculiarities.
Guide
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Gouache - paint opaque and thick.She does not like water.Keep this in mind when choosing brushes.For a perfect fit squirrel watercolor brush, but when drawing gouache use it undesirable.It is best to choose a brush, not strongly absorb water.Brushes and bristles of the column (natural or synthetic) suitable for gouache best.The cheapest option is to brush with natural bristles.The set must have brushes of different shapes and sizes: thick and thin, flat and round.Remember, gouache paint is heavy, it lies in thick layers, so the paper should be thick and not too wet.
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First you need to learn how to mix colors.In contrast to watercolors, which can be mixed directly on the paper, gouache heavier and thick.For its needs mixing palette.The palette can be used as heavy paper, cardboard, plastic or wooden board.Mix the colors
you need to thoroughly until smooth.To begin with, experiment with color, check which colors are obtained by mixing a few basic colors.You can divide the list into smaller squares and paint each of them will get a new shade.
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Since gouache paint , remember its main properties: it is opaque paint.If before you write the color you have made a pencil sketch, it is visible through a layer of paint it will not be.Colours easily overlap each other, so the sequence becomes unprincipled drawing details.You can start with the darkest objects, and it is possible to light.If any portion of a picturesque cloth turned out not very successful, wait for the complete drying of the layer and modify it again.Keen on overlapping layers do not need, may result in a "dirty color."
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Experiment with textures.On a blank sheet, do a series of strokes each time the brush dampening stronger.Start with a completely dry brush and finish very wet.You will see that every time the paint falls differently.Dry brush draws perfectly fine detail at the final stage.You can also use a toothbrush spray paint, sponge, cloth or even your fingers.
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Check the condition of the brush!If there remain old paint particles, it may spoil miscible group.At hand should always be enough clean water and cloth to wipe the brush.If the brush is old, and it gets out of the pile, do not paint over it, otherwise the paper is not fine hairs.

Tip 2: How to write

Gouache gouache - a water-soluble paint, only more dense and dull than watercolor.Therefore, some of the techniques of writing gouache resemble the techniques used in watercolor painting.But there are features that need to know when there is a desire to take up the brush and gouache write .
How to write gouache
you need
  • Paper for watercolor, gouache, water, masking fluid, gouache brushes with natural bristles.
Guide
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Before you start writing gouache , the paint should be diluted with water.There are several techniques you can use to write gouache paints.Each of them has its own characteristics and its own good.
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can write damp dry.Brush with a damp gouache need to write on dry paper.This method is suitable for writing figures with clear outlines, where there is no need to wash out the color.Particularly impressive look standing there, sometimes calling each other clear strokes of paint.
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Next Appliances - masking.The highlight of this method is that the areas that are to remain white, covered with a layer of masking fluid.Drying up, the liquid forms a waterproof film.After drying in the field of application of liquid paint wash along with the film.As a result, the picture appear clear white contours.
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to use the technique of "wet on wet", the paint should be diluted with water more than usual.Before you write a better paper moisten with a brush.Then, apply diluted gouache on paper, and add on top of heavily diluted paint a different tone.As a result, the paint will fade, forming bizarre shapes.
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There machinery "sgraffito".It should be carried out at a high speed that the paint did not have time to dry.First we need to apply the paint in two or more layers.You must then scratching the top layer to expose the bottom.To do this, use a thin pointed wand or a knife edge.This technique is perfect for creating textured paintings.
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to use spray technology require a new little paint brush is designed only to work with gouache .It is necessary to load the brush with paint generously, then pull back the bristles and release.We get a lot of beautiful colored spray that will fall in a different direction on bumagu.Dlya order not to splash all the picture you need to do a paper mask.The mask will cover the places that do not participate in this process at all moment.Primenyaya art of writing you can not just create great pictures, but to get pleasure from work.
Note
Most gouache paint dries to become darker.A applied to the base paint brightens dark when dry.
Helpful Hint
Before gouache paintings should apply a few coats of paint on paper and dry hairdryer.Then, apply a drop of dried layers of fresh paint.Now you can appreciate the difference.Since
gouache lacks transparency can be applied bright colors of paint over the dark and vice versa.

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