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Unlock the mysteries of gouache painting and use it to its full potential with this beginner class from UK illustrator Emma Block.
Please Note: This class was included in the Watercolor Summit 2.0: Gouache Edition.
MODULES 1-2: Introduction & Supplies
Have you been confused by gouache and what supplies you need to use it? Emma will clarify all that in this module, from paints and paper to palettes and brushes.
MODULE 3: Consistency and Brush Strokes
Most people who try gouache struggle with its consistency — how much water do you use? Here Emma will share exactly what consistency to mix, and how to use your brushes to create a variety of strokes and patterns.
MODULE 4: Mixing Skin Tones and Hair
With just a few paints, Emma will share how she mixes paints to achieve a variety of realistic skin tones and hair colors, in preparation for our class exercises and project.
MODULE 5: Proportions
This super helpful lesson explains how to get the body and facial proportions right for people of all ages.
MODULES 6-8: Mini Portraits Exercise
With these exercises, you’ll learn how to create cute illustrated portraits with different facial features, hairstyles, and accessories — plus how to fix mistakes with gouache.
MODULES 9-10: Final Portrait
Emma walks you through our class project – a cute little portrait complete with an autumn border and a fluffy scarf. By the end of this class, you’ll feel well-accustomed to gouache’s capabilities for illustration of all types.
See what our students have made!
Frequently Asked Questions
Video so good, it's better than being there in person.
With multiple camera angles and the ability to pause and rewind, our classes get you up close to the action so you don't miss a step.
You were made to create.
We believe anyone can be an artist... even if they never went to art school. The need to be creative is built right into our DNA, and sometimes it just takes the right medium and a little practice to light that creative fire!