Many calligraphers love using gouache because it gives you the freedom to create any color you want. You can match wedding envelope calligraphy to colors in an invitation, for example, by mixing different tones of gouache. If you love the look of colored inks on dark papers, that’s achievable with gouache, which is always opaque. Today, we’ll talk about what gouache is, what to look for in a good gouache, and how to use gouache for calligraphy.
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For years, I searched for the perfect gold calligraphy ink. I needed something opaque, rich, and durable, but all the liquid inks I tried were partially transparent (or had mica particles that sunk to the bottom of the jar and stayed there). As it turns out, the ink I was seeking didn’t turn out to be an ink at all! Once I discovered Finetec watercolors, there was no going back. In this article, I’ll teach you how to use metallic watercolors to create stunning gold calligraphy.
I’ll admit it: I felt a bit intimidated by drawing this flower when it was requested by TPK readers via Instagram. However, the demand for a sunflower illustration tutorial was undeniable, so I put the pencil to paper and began! Let’s dive into how you, too, can create a floral masterpiece!
If I had to pick an absolutely gorgeous flower that seems impossible to draw, the poppy takes the cake. I can’t tell you how many times I have struggled to draw this flower — but after years of trying, I’ve finally got the hang of it! In this tutorial I’ve broken down all of the poppy’s characteristics, and my goal is to make drawing it seem much more approachable. Are you ready to jump in to How to Draw Flowers: Part 2? 🙂
I love drawing geraniums because they are beautiful and surprisingly simple! They can enhance anything from a greeting card to mail art, and drawing them doesn’t require special tools. Today, I’d like to teach you how to create this simple and beautiful flower illustration! Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist, I promise that you’ll be able to do it.