Trying to paint fur in gouache


I am very attracted to using gouache as I enjoy the richness and depth it gives my work. But I am finding this little artwork challenging to get the fur in realistically. I have gone to my smallest rigger brush but it doesn’t seem to hold the colour for the brush length stroke. My bigger brushes flow on better but the strokes are too thick. Any ideas?

2 responses to “Trying to paint fur in gouache”

  1. Hi Julie nice to find a fellow Melburnian artist. I used gouache for the first time a little while ago and found it interesting to layer up to get the effect I wanted. I’m not sure about any ‘proper’ technique but it seems to be forgiving in working up which might work well for fur (I was painting fabric)

    • Hi Chas and thanks to hear from you. Yes layering seems to work best for fur. I wiil keep trying as I luv gouache. Happy creating.

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