Flowers and Shapes in Gouache and Watercolour

Flowers and Shapes in Gouache and Watercolour - student project


Thank you so much for a wonderful class, Dylan! I really appreciate everything about this and can't wait to see the rest of your lessons here. That's being said let's have a look on the stuff I made (not necessarily perfect but the most important thing to me is that I enjoyed the learning and creating process).

 

Gouache

So first I began  with thick/ watery and layering: 

Flowers and Shapes in Gouache and Watercolour - image 1 - student project

I did like both thick and watery texture. 

Then I experimented with wet on wet (left) and wet on dry (right) and liked both as well! then tried the improvised (right) and planned (left), and apparently planning makes the painting well proportioned and maybe more pleasing to some. Personally I find both beautiful and unique in their own ways. 

Flowers and Shapes in Gouache and Watercolour - image 2 - student project

 

Then moved to separate/ together: 

Flowers and Shapes in Gouache and Watercolour - image 3 - student project

 

here I tried different sizes of brushes and I find that the smallest one gave the result that I liked the most in this exercise (the bigger ones are just funny). 

 

Then I experimented with hot/cold pressed paper: 

Cold pressed:

Flowers and Shapes in Gouache and Watercolour - image 4 - student project

Hot pressed:

Flowers and Shapes in Gouache and Watercolour - image 5 - student project

Then on to using the brush as a brush/ drawing tool: 

Flowers and Shapes in Gouache and Watercolour - image 6 - student project

 

 

Watercolour

In this series I focused more on gouache. However, I implemented some of the techniques with the brushes I had at that moment XD 

 

Here's the result I got applying the improvised process:

Flowers and Shapes in Gouache and Watercolour - image 7 - student project

 

and this the planned process (right) (the left one is made with another brush and colour):

 

 

Flowers and Shapes in Gouache and Watercolour - image 8 - student project

and that's it! I'm so grateful for the enjoyment I had watching the videos and playing with colours. 

 

sending lots of love your way! xx