Monday, July 27, 2009

IF : Idle

Ah, those idle days of childhood...


This one is a bit of an experiment - watercolour background, but the foreground is done in gouache. It is my second attempt at using gouache (too embarassed to show you my first one!)

I think it will be good once I get used to it. I remember feeling this frustration when I first started using watercolours! But I like that you can use gouache thick or thin - transparent or opaque - and then it dries with a matte finish (unlike acrylics) which means you can still use other media on top of it.

so stay tuned for more experiments!

4 comments:

Courtney said...

that cotton-candy tree looks yummy!

Samantha Webb said...

it is such a lovely storybook place! i love the colours they really come alive! x

princesstomato said...

kim, these colors are really great!!!

Loni Edwards said...

I love the colors in this Kim, well done!