turner acryl gouache

I have been using a lot of the white WATSON watercolour paper for my comic project lately. The backing cardboard paper from those blocks has a nice grey colour, is really thick and stiff and has little texture so I started to wonder if I can paint something on it with my acrylic gouache. 

I went for something grey, similar to my Akihabara painting, to make use of the natural colour of the board. This is based on a photo of a bus depot near our house, and to be exact the trash and storage area of the depot. I really like the old bus stop signs stored there and the contrasting buildings of a university in the back.

The board proved to be really difficult to paint on. When wet it’s colour darkened a lot so choosing colours was a difficult task. I had to use a piece of scrap white paper to test them all the time. But still this was an interesting experiment. I wanted to make use of the nice grey colour of the board but would use Gesso to prime it if I ever do it again.

Technical stuff:

  • Medium: WATSON white block backing cardboard (about 3mm, grey paper board)
  • Sketch: F Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni pencil
  • Colours: TURNER Acrylic Gouache.

製作中の漫画のために「ミューズ ホワイトワトソン」の水彩紙をいっぱい使ったら、裏表紙のボール紙がだいぶ余りました。分厚くて丈夫で良いグレーのボードなので、絵に使えないかと思い立って描いた絵です。




  • 紙: ミューズ ホワイトワトソン の裏紙 (3ミリの厚紙 ボード) 
  • 下描き: F  Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni 鉛筆
  • 着色: ターナー アクリルガッシュ

Bob bought a webcam, and it arrived today so I thought I’d give it a test run with this little painting :D

It works nicely; getting it to stand up properly can be a little difficult with two baby elephants running in and out of the living room, but my dad’s building a little block onto my table to secure the webcam arm to, so that should help a little bit :D

It’s a Logitech C920 webcam, and it means I can do top-down recording without getting my fuzzy noggin’ in the way too much. I can also record straight onto my external harddrive too, which means I don’t have to paint in short bursts then wait for AirDrop to transfer the files between my phone and computer.

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yuam’s gouache brands review

hey guys, i really like working with gouache and i think it’s due time for me to make a review of the art supplies i use in my paintings and stuff because 1) this can be a good resource for me to look back on in the future, but also 2) i want to encourage anyone who wants to get into painting to maybe try this medium out!

also, i think gouache is really versatile and can be really efficient and quick when one needs it to be, like it’s the perfect balance between acrylic and watercolors, and also it dries matte and is pretty opaque. it’s an efficient and easy medium to use, transportable too, and i can’t really think of any technical downsides in using it. the only negative aspect of it is that it’s kinda expensive, but we’ll get to that in a second.

as for my canvas paintings, i personally use a mixture of acrylic paint, liquitex matte liquid, and acrylic gouache. (i like matte over glossy.)

(also, last note but sorry for the crappy lighting….oh well.)

1. Royal & Langnickel 

Royal and Langnickel was the first brand of gouache that i’ve ever used, and i think it’s pretty good if you’re looking for a cheap, student quality gouache that works similarly if not just as well as professional paints. I honestly have no complaints about this brand, and it’s probably my go-to painting medium when i do studies from life, quick paintings in my sketchbook for school, or photo studies. i guess the only kinda-downside is it’s lack of color ranges, but overall, i think R&L gets a 10/10 from me. (it’s also really cheap on amazon, like i think you can get 24 12mL paints for like $13. yeah.)

2. Reeves

Reeves isn’t that bad for student quality art supplies, i think. I mean, it isn’t great, and i would probably prefer it the least out of all the other gouache brands i’ve used, but it does just as well as one would expect it to. compared to R&L, another student-quality paint, Reeves tends to dry a little grimier and isn’t as opaque, and leaves a kind of rough finish. the smell is also a little strange, and maybe it’s only me but i can only describe it as chemically unpleasant. overall, reeves is definitely not my first choice, and i think imma give it a 6/10. (compared to R&L, i think it’s around the same price, but i’ve only ever bought it from michaels so idk the price of it online)

3. Holbein Artists’ Gouache (NOT to be confused with Holbein Acryla gouache b/c i still haven’t used that yet)

ok, first of all, these are really expensive, even on websites like Jerry’s Artarama and amazon. Holbein produces really expensive, artist quality paints, so i can’t say i expected anything different. anyway, in terms of technical performance, i think they work really well and they’re just as easy to use as the student-quality paints listed above. also, it doesn’t really have much of a smell, which is pretty great if you’re sensitive to smells. umm, in all honesty, they’re just ok, and i dont think that artist-quality supplies make too big of a difference when you’re painting….i guess the only reason you’d buy Holbein is because you’ve worked with their watercolors and you’re familiar with the brand, or because it’s readily accessible (easy to buy), but otherwise….it’s ok. overall, a 9/10, just because it’s very expensive.

4. Turner Design Gouache

Turner, on the other hand, is a little cheaper than Holbein, and i think it works just as well as the other paints above. also, it’s artist quality except it doesn’t use heavy metal pigments, which i prefer actually. Some complaints: 1) the color on the tube sometimes doesn’t really match the color of the paint 2) the color when wet may be different from the color when dry 3) the tubes are kinda hard to control when squeezing, and sometimes it can get really messy, and 4) the smell is pretty chemically, but it’s not as bad as Reeves if you ask me. It’s ok, but i actually think i prefer Turner’s acrylic gouache over their design gouache because it dries water-resistant and it’s even a little cheaper. overall, 8/10 from me I think.

5. Turner Acryl Gouache 

finally, Turner Acryl gouache! I think that i kind of agree with everything i said above for their designer gouache, except it’s a little cheaper on Jerry’s Artarama and they have a really good/wide range of colors. idk, i think i buy the most of this brand compared to any other gouaches i’ve used, and it’s the easiest to access for me so I tend to use it the most. overall, 10/10! I like it lots.

ok, that concludes my gouache review! please take my words with a grain of salt and to not immediately conclude that just because i buy this stuff this might work the best for you! tbh i think it really comes down to what you have available/accessible to you, and everything else comes later. happy painting everyone!!

Materials List

Hi hi, I got a few asks regarding what materials I use in the past year. Today, I finally got off my ass and compiled a list of my go to art supplies featuring paints, inks and pens.

Hopefully this is helpful to some of you (: And please forgive any typos that I’ve made.

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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?

anonymous asked:

I bought designers gouache months ago only the primarys black and white and saved it cause it's so good I also ended up with Turner acryl gouache I have yet to touch because they were on sale and I'm pretty sure they're even better than the W&N traditional. I hate acrylics so decided to dump my liquitex and invest in oil colors not too long ago and everything for that and now I'm not sure if I should continue my oil collection or just buy a whole new selection of W&N gouache. ily

Ily too whomstever u may be and let me tell you acrylics are less pricey and can achieve more diverse styles but that oil can be so uNIQUE MMM I wish I could help you choos e


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。

anonymous asked:

Is there any way you could tell me what pens Mochijun is using in the tutorial illustration? I can read the katakana but not sure what it means. Her inking is just incredible.

The “There is” artbook actually has a section that lists (and has some small descriptions) of the art materials that Mochizuki-sensei uses in her illustrations (colored illustrations and otherwise). 

First she has the whites (white acrylic paint (specifically gouache)- Turner Acrylic Gouache, White Poster Color - Nicker Poster Color, and  Bleed Proof White - Dr. Ph Martin. She then uses copic markers to make a sketch and copic marker airbrush machine to spray her original colors (that she makes by blending copic marker colors together in a colorless blender - I don’t really know much about this so I can’t really give anymore details on that). She then uses some more poster color (Nicker Poster Color). After that she applies Acrylic Gouache and color inks (she is fond of the Dr. Ph Martin and Talens Ecoline. To get stronger lines and more details she then uses colored pencils (she likes Faber- Castell colored pencils). Then she uses copic pens to do line drawings, and she has just recently started to use dry pastel colors that she pats on to the illustrations. She uses PanPastel.

I don’t know if this ended up answering your question or not, but I hope it help in some way nonetheless! :)


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.