Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of watercolor stuff going around (prints, calligraphy, illustrations,…) over on Pinterest and Instagram and somehow it made me want to play with some old watercolors and gouaches I had laying around at the bottom of a drawer. The results aren’t as pretty as I hoped they would be, somehow my paintbrush doesn’t do a beautiful flower at first stroke (sigh) but I’m having fun with it my own way, coming up with mixed colors and working on some textures for future patterns. You can take a peek at some of the experiments here and if you want to also give it a go and you don’t know where to start, check out Alison Faulkner, she has some great tutorials on watercolor: basics , blending, mediums and techniques.
Which technique do you prefer: gouache or watercolors? I think that it’s a technique that has been trending a lot and people are seem to genuinely enjoy it. What are your thoughts on the subject?