This sinister siren was painted on a 9 x 13 inch (B4) illustration board, my first gouache painting of this size. Something I noticed after starting the process is just how slippery this illustration board was. With each new coat of paint, the previous layer would be erased.
I learned that this type of board is called Hot Press, which means very smooth. Seasoned painters would know all about how paints respond to various artboards. But, being primarily a digital artist, this is all very new and exciting!
Eventually, I was able to resolve this issue by using a thicker paint mixture, and here she is!
Artwork: The Prowler
Medium: Gouache on Illustration board #01
Illustration size: 8 x 11 inch (A4)
Board size: 9x 13 inch (A4)