When my friend Sammi moved to California, she gifted me with some of her art supplies, including some tubes of designer's gouache.
I had no idea what it was or what it was for.
Did you know gouache is to be used similar to watercolor?
I didn't. No freakin' idea.
My first attempt to paint with gouache, I went at it like I would acrylics. Just gobs of pure color, no water.
It was vibrant, but crazy-hard to work with. Durrrrr.
I got this out for my efforts:
It's pretty much a collection of colours, so I could get a feel for the medium I was using so very, very wrong.
But, I don't know. I kind of like it.