May 20, 2020 at 1:57 am #223316
I am a beginner in painting and trying to enhance my skills especially in watercolour painting because I love to draw nature in my paintings. Recently, I got an idea of drawing a sequential art and created a story for a comic. I asked my uncle to help me about sequential arts as I do not have much knowledge about the paints to use for comics and he said that I should use gouache paint if I want to get a matte finish and helpful for opaque colours.
I want to use the best quality paint for my first comic and then I started searching for the paints. I got an some ideas about gouache paints here but I am still confused that I should go for which one from these paints? Can anyone help me in finding the best gouache paint for best results? I don’t want my first comic to look ugly so please give your best reviews about the gouache paints that you have used.May 20, 2020 at 10:39 am #223355
I just added watercolour paint in the title but in actual, gouache is soluble in water and yes, it also has properties of acrylic paint. I am not able to edit it that’s why mentioning here.May 20, 2020 at 1:11 pm #223372Sandra StraitParticipant
Hmmm. Not sure why my replies aren’t showing up here. You said ‘ I also heard that gouache ones are mixture of both acrylic and water paints. Gouache has some of the same characteristics of both acrylic paint and watercolor paint, but they aren’t a mix of both.
There are two kinds of gouache. One is actually a watercolor and one is actually acrylic paint. When they dry, they look very much alike. The acrylic paint version is called Acryla Gouache or Acrylic Gouache. The more traditional gouache (which has been around since Egyptian times) is called gouache, Designer’s gouache and Artist’s gouache.
I did a write-up a while back that explains the differences and what you can expect from each kind. You can find it on my Life Imitates Doodles blog. It isn’t a review, but an explanation of the different kinds of gouache. It’s more important that you know which type than which brand.
Honestly, for traditional gouache, any of the professional brands would work for you. Holbein, M. Graham, Schmincke, Winsor & Newton are all fantastic. Da Vinci is working on a new formulation that I think is going to be wonderful, but I’m not sure when it will be available.
But even the most wonderful brands will have a learning curve.May 20, 2020 at 2:45 pm #223387
Thanks Sandra. Your blog is detailed to know the difference between Acrylic Gouache and water one. My concept wasn’t clear before your comment. I am considering ‘Da Vinci Gouache CMYK +2 Whites Set’ of Da Vinci. Many sites like Cheap Joe’s is also offering some discount.December 19, 2020 at 3:43 pm #414990HelenParticipant
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