April 18, 2005
Chris in Dallas sent an email asking me some questions. Rather than answer Chris with another email full of words, I will answer his questions here with pictures.
His first question was, why do you paint the background first and the main image last…?
If you do it the other way, the background looks like you painted up to and around the figure. That is usually not the look I am going after.
Question Two, do you use some sort of airbrush frisket to protect the main image?
Nope. I paint right over the top of the image and then wipe the paint off a little before it dries.
Question Three, any good books on the subject?
I mentioned a few books I like on DJ-ART.com Gouache is just opaque watercolor, so the techniques found in any good watercolor book are pretty much going to apply to gouache, too.
I hope this was helpful Chris. Thanks for giving me something to write about this week.