In this first photo I first printed out a colorized sketch onto my Fabriano hot press watercolor paper (reddish sketch). Then I painted in the shadows with a mix of blue gouache and purple acrylic ink.
|Underpainting of acrylic ink mixed with gouache.|
Here I've laid in the basic colors in gouache on the figures. There's not much detail, yet.
|Basic colors laid in.|
|Adding details with color pencil.|
|Watercolor with salt painting.|
|Colorizing the background.|
|The final piece.|
I hope you find this helpful. I'm still learning to use the gouache, but I'm loving it so far.
This piece came from my sketching while watching the Olympics. If you're following me on Instagram, you'll recognize them.