What a great class full of useful tips and tricks. I normally use a bit of gouache in my work but have always just layered it on pretty thick, so this technique really introduced me to a new way of using gouache. I think my biggest takeaway from the class was the layering technique and the color test. I don't do nearly enough color tests as I should, which is silly because it would allow my work to come out more to my liking if I did. I will definitely keep trying this technique in more work, especially because I didn't allow the gouache to fully dry before using it and I'd like to see if there would be a difference if I did.
I started with a quick and relatively light sketch, which i then transferred onto watercolor paper using a window. I quite like seeing the undersketch in my finished work so I didn't erase my darker lines with a kneaded eraser.
I didn't take any photos during the layering process because it was late in the afternoon, but I really loved that technique. I was surprised at how clean my lines were between shapes, and how more unified the colors felt because they all had the same base color.
This is what my final piece looks like. Thanks for a great class Vanessa!