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Old 10-14-2019, 10:32 AM
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Gouache/casein illustration

This is done with my new Adore 48 set gouache (which is a set loaded with delicious convenience grey/neutrals) and white casein paint. I really enjoyed the process! It was challenging, since older people are a subject that I almost never paint (I can remember exactly one past painting featuring an old man ), and especially since this is an illustration, I had to use my imagination liberally. I had a really hard time imagining wrinkled hands in that gesture. But I do like what I ended up with.

I got a huge tube of white casein mostly because single tube gouache is too expensive, but I am absolutely loving the casein. I mostly used the white over a grisaille underpainting layer on the flag and hair, and that full-bodied look is wonderful! Also, casein smells soooo nice, what a wonderful change from the absolutely stinky watercolor/gouache paints I have to deal with. I might have to convert to casein now.

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Re: Gouache/casein illustration

Gouache seems a good media for portraits and I like your handling here. Lots of emotion (not so nice emotion) in the face. Gary
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:32 PM
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Re: Gouache/casein illustration

It’s great, you can feel the emotion in the eyes.
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:23 AM
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Re: Gouache/casein illustration

I think you have done a really fine job with this portrait otherwolder

I appreciate what you did painting the hair, very nice. You seem to have a good sense for handling gouache. I am just now returning to working with gouache and this is good encouragement for me, thank you for posting.
I would like to ad a note on gouache that may help you. I don't know if Lucas paints are available in your location but Lucas gouache is priced well in the U.S. through Jerry's Artaramma . Lucas is a German paint manufacturer and I enjoy their products for the most part. The gouache is not of the quality of W&N , Holbien etc. but is of imo, significantly better quality than any other student/budget line of gouache.

At any rate keep up the good work!
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:25 AM
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Re: Gouache/casein illustration

The correct company name of the above mentioned gouache paints is Lukas. I would also mention to anyone unfamiliar with Lukas gouache that it is a designer gouache and as such not all colors are single pigment but there is enough to fill out a palette.
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