Mermaids for days~ #art #artoftheday #watercolor #gouache #dailydoodle

Mermaids for days~ #art #artoftheday #watercolor #gouache #dailydoodle

Sometimes i like the sketch more :/ cuttlefish mermaid? #art #artoftheday #gouache #watercolor

Sometimes i like the sketch more :/ cuttlefish mermaid? #art #artoftheday #gouache #watercolor

11x17in Luna prints for #ape2014 2.5 more weeks to get my all stuff printed! O boy.

11x17in Luna prints for #ape2014 2.5 more weeks to get my all stuff printed! O boy.

Back from vacay. Lost my luggage but these stickers were here when I got home! Thanks @stickermule #stickers #stephlew #mangothetzu

Back from vacay. Lost my luggage but these stickers were here when I got home! Thanks @stickermule #stickers #stephlew #mangothetzu

More mermaids! #art #artoftheday #gouache #watercolor #mermaid

More mermaids! #art #artoftheday #gouache #watercolor #mermaid

Ugh gouache! #art #artoftheday #gouache #watercolor #dailydoodle

Ugh gouache! #art #artoftheday #gouache #watercolor #dailydoodle

Mark your calendars! APE con is coming up in a month! I’ll be attending and sharing with stephdere @ 234/235! 
I will be debuting my Art book, “Happy Doodles.”  I’ll also have new prints and gouache/watercolor originals!  
Hope to see you there!

Mark your calendars! APE con is coming up in a month! I’ll be attending and sharing with stephdere @ 234/235! 

I will be debuting my Art book, “Happy Doodles.”  I’ll also have new prints and gouache/watercolor originals!  

Hope to see you there!

More originals for APE con #art #artoftheday #gouache #watercolor

More originals for APE con #art #artoftheday #gouache #watercolor

I want to try out gouache and I really like the work you've done with it. I was wondering if you have any advice for what colors to start out with and the process? Thank you!

Hello and thank you!  I’m still experimenting with how I use gouache.  Right now I actually trying mix some of my gouache with my watercolors. But to answer your question, right now my gouache palette contains these colors. And I use Winsor Newton brand! 

Colors I’d recommend for starting out is white, black, red, yellow, blue, and maybe a brown. There’s different versions of those basics colors, so it’s up to you which colors you like the most. :] Winsor Newton has a 6 color starter set if you want to go that route.

I know some artists like to use gouache straight from the tube, but for me I’m really messy and I felt like I was wasting a lot of paint so I decided to pan mine.

Process wise, I tried using mine really watery and then opaque. I’m still experimenting sometimes, but I found out I like to use it somewhere in the middle where it’s more on the slightly opaque side but thin enough that I can layer colors. I can’t really paint full opaque because I never mix enough paint to fill in a area.  haha

I hope you have fun experimenting with gouache and figure out what works best for you. Oh! Some weird stuff that happens with gouache is that sometimes the dark colors dry lighter than when they were wet.  And opposite for some lighter colors or when you mix with white, sometimes they dry darker than when they were wet.  Hope that makes sense and good luck! 

finally got around to finishing this… for now. 

finally got around to finishing this… for now. 

Learn from your mistakes! #art #artoftheday #gouache #watercolor #dailydoodle #mermaid

Learn from your mistakes! #art #artoftheday #gouache #watercolor #dailydoodle #mermaid

lewsteph:

lewsteph:

My submitted piece in the Jules Jammal Superhero Art Auction!

Original Batgirl for auction that benefits a scholarship in the memory of Jules Jammal. 

Gouache image is 11x17in included mat and frame! *dog for scale.

Bidding will be open from August 24th to September 6th. Check out other pieces up for auction as well! All artwork was created by SJSU alumni! 

https://www.doodlebender.com/auctions/jules-jammal-superhero-art-auction/items

Bidding is OPEN!

Bidding is still open for one more week!

Went to the Mary Blair exhibit again. It inspired me to experiment! #art #artoftheday #gouache #watercolor #dailydoodle #mermaid

Went to the Mary Blair exhibit again. It inspired me to experiment! #art #artoftheday #gouache #watercolor #dailydoodle #mermaid

Ugh was experimenting and this got super heavy handed! Need to learn how to use gouache again. #art #artoftheday #gouache #watercolor #dailydoodle

Ugh was experimenting and this got super heavy handed! Need to learn how to use gouache again. #art #artoftheday #gouache #watercolor #dailydoodle

WIP! Retro sci fi pin up! Will finish this eventually!

WIP! Retro sci fi pin up! Will finish this eventually!