Gouache is...Good????

I've been looking at a lot of old concept artwork from the good ol' days before the computer took over and couldn't help but notice - a lot of those great artists like Ralph McQuarrie were using gouache. Suffice it to say, gouache and I have not been on the best of terms since my freshman year of college. All those design and color concept projects that had to be painted in gouache gave me headaches that I'm sure a lot of CCAD students and alums are familiar with. And so, at the end of freshman year, those little Windsor & Newton tubes of pure evil went into the paint case, never to be opened again....until today. Surprisingly enough, I kind of enjoyed working with them. Two tubes (blue and black) of my meager five-color collection had completely hardened inside the tube. So with yellow, red, and white, I decided to just have a little fun. Now I'm not sounding the victory trumpet over this little turd of a painting, but the moral of the story is: You may have hated carrots as kid, but you'll be missing out on a lot of good stuff if you don't at least try them again when you're older.