Combine watercolour and acrylic techniques. Work dark to light or other way round. Washes and detail.

all about edges. Can work back in.

use mediums and then wash out. Print with kitchen towel and other surfaces. Lift off and blot out. Sgraffito.

texture and transfer effects. 


See also post Jonathon Leyton Vera

John laws
Youtube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ztXQvKMnhas

Good look at sketching with gouache and making little gesture studies. Uses dry brush scumbling.

Traditional gouache

Acrylic gouache

Aqyla gouache

Jonathon Leyton Vera

A Chilean illustrator who uses gouache for fine art painting.

Spanish website: http://www.lacroquerailustrada.cl

You Tube channel

His distinctive technique starts with wetting the paper on both sides to get an atmospheric wet-on-wet effect. He uses a lot of very fine brushstrokes. And of ten incorporates airbrush effects to soften backgrounds, get mists and light haloes.

Using Pentel poster colour

Using acrylic gouache


I also like his dreamy fantasy illustrations.

Martin O’Neill

Cut it Out

Martin O’Neill is an Irish and British illustrator and artist who creates collages for a wide range of International clients encompassing publishing, advertising, design & installation work. His work can be seen frequently in the UK and US press. He regularly exhibits his personal collages, sketchbooks and prints and is a visiting lecturer across the UK. He lives and works on England’s South East coast with his wife and two daughters.

His enigmatic textured images combine collage, silkscreen, photography, paint, and digital techniques. Years of hands on studio experimentation has resulted in his unique and instantly recognisable style of image making. He works from a large archive of found and self generated material and also works with stock and supplied imagery.