Lesson #1- Remember that whole post I made about gouache being awesome and it changing my life? Yeah.... not so much. I've found it increasingly frustrating to work with for pin-ups. I'm sure I'll find other uses for it, but in general, I'm not digging it at this moment in time.
Lesson #2- Don't believe everything you read on packaging. I'm in the process of doing a custom Munny vinyl toy. I put on a really nice coat of metallic green paint and decided to use Scotch blue artist tape to mask off lines, etc. on the head. It says on the package... 'Removes from Most Surfaces Without Damage'. I've learned that the key word in that statement is 'Most'. Please refer to visual aid below...
Oh well, time to bust out the sand paper.
Trying out gouache for the first time. I think I may have found my new painting medium. I really like how fast it lets you work. It helps give it a certain dynamic quality I have trouble achieving with oil. I did this in about 45 minutes or so. Image based on a Gil Elvgren painting.