How to Choose Your Gouache | Your Guide to Gouache Brands and Paints

Sade J, Watercolorist & Illustrator

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17 Lessons (46m)
    • 1. Welcome to Your Guide to Gouache!

      1:06
    • 2. Getting to Know Your Tools | Materials

      1:08
    • 3. Learning to Read | All about Gouache Tubes

      2:36
    • 4. Artist vs. Student Grade Gouache | Learning the Difference

      4:04
    • 5. What Colors do I Really Need? | Palette Suggestions

      4:09
    • 6. Winsor and Newton

      2:52
    • 7. M Graham

      2:51
    • 8. Sennelier

      3:37
    • 9. Royal Talens

      2:18
    • 10. Schmincke Horadam

      2:46
    • 11. Schmincke Akademie

      2:32
    • 12. Lukas

      2:54
    • 13. Reeves

      3:17
    • 14. Caran d Ache

      3:49
    • 15. Linel Extra Fine

      2:52
    • 16. My Favorite Gouache Brands

      1:44
    • 17. Thank You and Class Project!

      1:12
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About This Class

Are you interested in gouache, but you don’t even know where to begin? Maybe you’ve been looking at what tools other artists use, but you’re not sure what is right for you?

Well you’re in the perfect place!

I’m an artist who love gouache, and I have been painting in gouache for years. I have a wide range of both student grand and artist grade gouache paints that I am so excited to share with you! It’s a list that probably includes gouache brands that you have probably never heard of before! By the time we are done, I hope that you will be able to choose the paints that are right for you!

Each brand will be evaluated on these characteristics:

  • • Texture
    • Flatness
    • Opacifiers
    • Opacity
    • Vibrancy
    • Pigmentation
    • Mix-ability
    • Layering
    • Reactivation
    • Overall experience

Your final project is to share your own personal gouache set up and tell us about the gouache paints you chose. Sharing a looking at the ways other artists choose their tools is a great way to get started!