I moved to a new apartment this weekend, which is larger than my former one and I have a proper work desk now, yay! Anyway, the landlords found some old gouache paint in the attic and gave it to me. I haven't used gouache since primary school, but I thought why not, I have this Moleskine sketchbook I hate using with everything else because the paper sucks (figuratively and literally), so I might as well use it for gouache mixed media things.
Gouache and watercolor pencils in a Moleskine sketchbook.
It's painted upside-down on a page opposite of Art nouveau antler girl, there was ink showing through the paper in the shape of her hair, so I decided to take this shape and run from there.
Using gouache was very frustrating. I'm used to doing dozens of layers with acrylic, and with gouache every new layer wet the one beneath so I ruined parts that were painted well many times. A positive thing is that the surface is very matte and powdery so you can use pencils over it, unlike acrylic which dries plastic.
Well, watercolor was frustrating first couple of times as well, so I might even learn to like it, I just have to figure out how to use it properly. It's not like they taught us anything useful in primary school art class.