Sunday, September 20, 2009

first gouache illustration

For my first gouache illustration I picked an image that was primarily a landscape, but also had a person in it. I enjoy painting landscapes so I thought it would be a good start to paint something I really enjoy. I have a hard time painting people so I figured I would start with a simple figure nothing too complicated. I enjoyed using the subtractive method with the gouache on the gesso/matte medium mixture. It was easy to pull out highlights. I really like how the mountains turned out, but had some trouble making the trees look like trees. The water was also a little tricky, but I think it was somewhat resolved. I would definitely be able to enhance this piece if given more time for the assignment.

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