Question: Do you work dark to light with gouache?

Yet, unlike watercolors, it can be worked from dark to light and you can paint in white areas. Since it contains a lot of pigment, it is thick and opaque like acrylic paint. But, unlike acrylics, which once dry cant be reworked, gouache allows you to return days later and alter the paint.

Does gouache dry darker or lighter?

Shah notes that dark shades of gouache tend to become a little lighter after theyve dried, while lighter shades can look darker than youd expect.

How do you shade with gouache?

14:400:00Illustration Tutorial: Shading with Watercolor & Gouache - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipThis is when you take a completely dry painted shape like this Brown cylinder. And you shadow itMoreThis is when you take a completely dry painted shape like this Brown cylinder. And you shadow it using dry media like color pencils. And this is probably the easiest technique.

How do I make my gouache lighter?

Tip: Light or dark? To lighten a color, add: some white: take some of the original color and create a new nuance by adding a little white gouache. some water: the shade with lose in opacity, but become lighter… and stay the same!

What does gouache work best on?

Paper or other surface to paint: Gouache works well on watercolor paper, but you could also use some thick drawing paper. While you can use canvas, thats typically better suited for acrylic. Overall, your best option is paper for gouache.

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