I’m working on a book about animals and their special powers. For this series, I created two sets of 26 illustrations–the first using gouache and the second, watercolor and gouache. Gouache (pronounced gwash) is similar to watercolor but has more pigment with added chalk, and therefore is more opaque than watercolor.
Here are the gouache (with painted frame) and watercolor-and-gouache illustrations of a crab that has power over robots. The series of gouache illustrations can be found in the Gallery under Illustrations.
The following is a step-by-step demonstration of an illustration from drawing to final re-inking, which took about 11 hours to complete.
Photo Credit: All photos by Amy A. Rudberg, unless otherwise indicated.