Cuttlefish Commission

For Ben, of his raccoon character
5×7″ gouache and ink

This is one of the first time I made use of my neutral, warm, and cool grey tubes of gouache. They’re from Daler Rowney and very fun to use in experiments. I especially like seeing how they mix with various colors, changing value and chroma. The biggest challenge with them (as with other gouaches, but it’s more noticeable using grey) is the tendency for darks to dry lighter and lights to dry darker. It makes planning your piece’s values more difficult, especially when you mix colors on your palette that dry lighter than you expect. But… who doesn’t like a challenge?

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