Wednesday, 7 November 2012

AEDM Day 7

So, I had a play with the idea from Day 5.

Rather than water colour I decided to try gouache, a new medium for me, and this is the result. I'm not happy with it. 

It's not how I envisage it; it's too bright, too much colour. It should be darker, more shadowy.

Oh well, I'll just try something else until I get it right.


9 comments:

  1. you could pop some glazes over the top to knock the colours back a bit? looks pretty moody to me though, very evocative

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  2. It doesn't look that bright to me, but it could be my screen. You could try a bit of Payne's Grey watered down? I find that helps knock things back a bit sometimes. I find gouache quite challenging too; I think if you're used to acrylics it takes a while to get used to.

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  3. I think it's great. It brings ideas of a soldier waiting in the shadow for what is going to come. Full of tension, and appropriate for this particular week.

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  4. Looks dark from this computer ~ like the composition and content ~ and your technique style ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  5. I've never worked with gouache before. Can you add more layers of color?

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  6. I have only tried gouache a few times and had trouble myself, too different from my watercolors!

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  7. As with a couple of comments before: I'm not seeing the brightness you're unhappy with.

    I think your piece is wonderful!

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  8. I love goauche but it is much stronger and takes a bit of getting used to... maybe give it a knock back with some watercolours if you still aren't happy with it, but I think it looks quite cool...xx...

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