turner acryl gouache


I recently got some Turner Acryl Gouache paints (still waiting on a set!) and decided to try them out on a quick mermaid and swatch them too. I’m loving all the different types. They do feel different to regular gouache, however the Japenesque ones seem to have an added texture? Enjoying trying these out. Don’t think I’ll totally ditch gouache but these are great so far!

Do any of you use them? What do you think of them?


I’m still really busy doing backgrounds for the upcoming feature length animated movie so I don’t have so much time to do my own stuff.

Inspired a little bit by James Gurney’s video I started again on my acrylic gouache sketches in my watercolour Moleskine. With Kanapeco we have a HUGE box of this paints but this time I decided to use as few colours as possible which helps me focus on painting. Some of this practice pieces are based on my own photos and some on things I found on the Internet.

I was thinking about a video about differences in gouache, poster colours, acrylic and acrylic gouache. What do you all think?

Technical stuff:

  • paper: Moleskine watercolours landscape format sketchbook.
  • colours: TURNER brand acrylic gouache, little bit of watercolours and Polychromos colour pencils

まだまだ劇場アニメの背景美術がすごく忙しくて、なかなか自分の作品を作る時間をとれません。James Gurneyの動画を見て、またアクリルガッシュの練習をすることにしました。アクリルガッシュはKanapecoといっぱい集めているけど、今回は4色までの制限をつけてみました。自分で撮った写真かインターネットに見つけたものを参考にして、水彩用のMoleskineに小さく描いてます。


The Waseda University’s campus is really close to our new home/studio so we went to do some on location painting early in the day (it’s really hot in the summer so painting at noon is mortally impossible).

Because of the open campus event we where chased away from one place and settled beside an university café with lots of people milling around us. I used my trusty DIY pochade-box and a selection of TURNER acrylic gouache to do a quick study of an interesting street.

Kanapeco helped me with the filming - it was done using two iPhones 6 with one on a separate tripod documenting the process.





Colored Daily Sketches
With my new daily sketchbook I can officially ink in my art without the fear of it bleeding onto the next page. So here are few I have done so far! All of them are done in copicsketch markers, pentel brush pen, and Deleter Neopiko pens. The one with the Ghost I also used Turner Acryl Gouache for JJ’s eyes and the flame spirit. In the yugioh one I used Daler Rowley Pro White for the highlight in the eyes.