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Introduction to Gouache
Traditional Art

Definition of the Medium
Gouache is similar to watercolor and acrylic. But it has unique characteristics that differentiate it from both of them.
Like watercolor, it's water soluble and its binder is gum arabic (M. Graham & Co use honey ιn their gouache). The pigment ratio however is much higher compared to watercolor. It's also opaque (containing chalk). However, it can be thinned down to washes and worked just like watercolor. In that form it's less translucent than watercolors but you'll have a hard time to tell the difference. Most importantly it can build up opaque layers.
When it dries - like acrylic - the lights tend to be a bit darker and the darks a bit lighter. It dries fast and flat. Although - unlike acrylic - the opaque layers of gouache can be reactivated with water. Despite the matte look, gouache has a special vibrancy in opaque form due to the high pigment load.
If you work in watercolor, y
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Life is all about Failure
Hi All! 
I do hope that all goes well with you. 
As few of you may already be aware, things haven't been looking very well for me and with so many losses that I have come across in my life, both friends and family members in the past 2 years, It's kinda left me with a bitter impression. Apart from that, I made a goal to finish my art book, but so far, there has been no update yet; and besides, there's still a lot of backlogs and request to clear that have yet been touched.
In simple words, everything seems to be falling apart with all the problems going on in life. 
Then, I remember what my friend used to tell me when I was in college. 
"Problems are there to make you better, not bitter"
It's such a simple sentence, but when I gave a thought of it, it kinda gave some warm feelings in my heart. At that very moment, I sat down on my chair, looking at the window and thought of myself, where have I been all this time?
I was so scared that all these problem will eventual
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