Intro to Gouache Painting

This video comprehensively covers the fundamentals of painting with gouache by showing the process of painting a book cover illustration based on the Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. The process begins by shooting reference photos at a graveyard in Concord, MA, moving on to thumbnail sketches, painting color studies, and then exploring techniques in underpaintings and transparent glazes. Materials and techniques are explained, such as how to stretch hot press watercolor paper, what specific gouache colors to buy, and more. Demo led by Teaching Artist Alex Rowe and Art Prof Clara Lieu.

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