I drew toys instead!

I drew toys instead! - student project

First off, thanks for the lovely class, Kate! I love your voice and your advice and your humor and your dogs. 

I was searching for the right gouache class and as soon as this one started, my heart clicked into place. 


The tips from this class were perfect. I was terrible at gouache:

1) mixing my palettes on a flat palette board instead of making little tubs (the tubs are a lifesaver!)

2) not getting the paint the right consistency

3) overworking the paint, which was lifting up the under-paint

4) using brushes that were too small


For my project, I started out actually doing the assignments I swear: 

I drew toys instead! - image 1 - student project

But when I went outside, everything was pretty much already dead for fall. I was uninspired. 

So I drew some bright vintage toys instead: 

I drew toys instead! - image 2 - student project

I also embraced the spirit of the season: 

I drew toys instead! - image 3 - student project

Am I great at gouache? No. 

Do I have some fundamentals that'll help if I bothered to practice? Yes.


Leah Lucci

Chatty Muppet Who Draws