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About Traditional Art / Artist Emma l BondFemale/United Kingdom Recent Activity
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The Doctor: One :iconravensavage:RavenSavage 60 2 A Ridiculous Miracle :iconravensavage:RavenSavage 83 8 The Cats Whiskers :iconravensavage:RavenSavage 3 0 Awaiting Christmas :iconravensavage:RavenSavage 1 0 Pumpkin :iconravensavage:RavenSavage 10 3 Denham Church :iconravensavage:RavenSavage 4 0 Bookshelves bookmark :iconravensavage:RavenSavage 1 0 12th Century Church, Tytherington :iconravensavage:RavenSavage 11 7 Goodbye Bow Tie :iconravensavage:RavenSavage 123 21 Tony Stark - Iron Man :iconravensavage:RavenSavage 10 0 Peace and Sanity :iconravensavage:RavenSavage 11 1 Tony Stark :iconravensavage:RavenSavage 3 0 Step out of the Darkness :iconravensavage:RavenSavage 19 3 Charley and Reyes :iconravensavage:RavenSavage 7 2 WIP: Charley Davidson :iconravensavage:RavenSavage 4 1 The Power of Three :iconravensavage:RavenSavage 97 10


Sugar Skull Ping :iconpingriff:PINGriff 217 34 Tattoo :iconwlop:wlop 6,527 129 Gambit :icondenism79:DenisM79 270 6 Better Tomorrow :iconyuumei:yuumei 24,805 690 beauty and the beast acrylic commission :iconnebezial:nebezial 11,293 406 +Merida - Noble Maiden Fair+ :iconlarienne:larienne 7,889 369 +Mononoke - On the Prowl+ :iconlarienne:larienne 4,569 170
Introduction to Gouache
Traditional Art

Definition of the Medium
Gouache is similar to watercolor and acrylic. But it has unique characteristics that differentiate it from both of them.
Like watercolor, it's water soluble and its binder is gum arabic (M. Graham & Co use honey ιn their gouache). The pigment ratio however is much higher compared to watercolor. It's also opaque (containing chalk). However, it can be thinned down to washes and worked just like watercolor. In that form it's less translucent than watercolors but you'll have a hard time to tell the difference. Most importantly it can build up opaque layers.
When it dries - like acrylic - the lights tend to be a bit darker and the darks a bit lighter. It dries fast and flat. Although - unlike acrylic - the opaque layers of gouache can be reactivated with water. Despite the matte look, gouache has a special vibrancy in opaque form due to the high pigment load.
If you work in watercolor, y
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Free Makoto Eternal Summer Memories :iconnaschi:Naschi 6,358 189
Where's The Art, Deviantart?
There are many forms of art,
But because of Deviantart,
It's all falling apart.
Because now the site,
Is for all drawers alike,
As they always get promoted,
While the other's are left behind.
But why is it right,
To ignore the rest,
Like Writers,
And even comic book Illustrators? 
You raise the money,
For the core members,
Without even questioning,
Or giving us warnings.
And contests,
Are nothing more but for advertisement,
For a movie or game,
Because it makes money.
So before I end this poem,
I really need to know.
Will you accept our art,
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Baby Penguins :iconheartstringcrochet:Heartstringcrochet 150 12 Making of 'Wait for green light' :icontakmaj:takmaj 1,281 108 stencil-painting :iconwolf-lion:wolf-lion 222 93 Some page in my sketchbook :icondeerfox-art:deerfox-art 292 13 Winter :iconcidaq:cidaq 216 13



'Bring on the rain...
Life isn't about finding shelter in a storm. Its about learning to dance in the rain.'

Zarek: Acheron, 671



Emma l Bond
Artist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Earth
Favourite style of art: traditional
Wallpaper of choice: Machu Picchu

the strongest steel is forged in the fires of hell...

'...its easy to look at people and make quick judgements about them, their present and their pasts, but you'd be amazed at the pain and tears a single smile hides. What a person shows to the world is only one tiny facet of the iceberg hidden from sight. and more often than not, its lined with cracks and scars that go all the way to the foundation of their soul...' (Acheron)


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wolf-lion Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!
TOMHEYBURN Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015   Traditional Artist
Many thanx for taking the time to favour my Peter Falk.
BWald1 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've thoroughly enjoyed your gallery. :) 
AhmadTurk Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
hey :D :) thnxx for the watch my friend :) 
RavenSavage Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
no problem- amazing work! 
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