I am SO bad at this, but I keep trying.
I enjoy learning to do things that are hard for me, so this definitely qualifies. And gouache has an ‘ugly’ stage like I’ve never seen that you have to just push through and trust it will fall together.
So, here’s the original sketch.
Reference is from Studio Grafit’s stock photos. Clothing was added to match my clean and sweet brand!
And here’s my paint over.
I worked so hard on this, and it only fell together right at the end after hours of fighting with it.
This is a ridiculously hard medium, plus add to that the fact that I suck at mixing colors.
I think it turned out okay.