This was my first piece using gouache! I generally use watercolours, and have been dying to try out gouache!
I took a bunch of photos the last time I was at a garden centre and used those for reference.
Here is my pencil outline:
Next I filled in shapes with paint. Gouache is definitely different than working with watercolour and was a bit out of my comfort zone! My gouache is fairly low quality (a super cheap set I bought just to try out), I think a bit higher quality of paint would have gone on smoother and less streaky.
Finally, I added a few layers and details with ink:
Overall, I enjoyed this project! As someone who generally leans toward more of a loose and messy style, I found it challenging to be more precise and neat, I think next time, I will try to be more patient, move slower, and pay more attention to detail.
This was definitely fun! I really enjoyed the class and I am always happy to paint flowers!! :)