It’s a KangaPoo!

Miscellaneous

In my last pet portrait class, we had picked the figurine that we liked drawing best and sketched it out on some nicer paper. This week, we painted them with Gouache. Why a KangaPoo (you might ask)? Well, I liked the kangaroo, but her pouch looked so empty since her joey was missing. Since there was a poodle nearby that fit into the pouch nicely, it seemed like a good fit. Oh, and why not? In case you are wondering about the holes in the kangaroo’s head, she is actually a salt shaker. I could have removed the holes in my painting, but I think they made it more fun!

This was my first time painting with Gouache. I like that it can be transparent, like watercolors, but also has the ability to be opaque. Although this ability is awesome, at times it was also frustrating. The paint that I laid down was sometimes much darker than I had expected it to be. After a lot of reworking and adding water, I finally got the colors to where I wanted them. I’m guessing that, like anything, the more I do it, the easier it will get.

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