Did another ATC today…

Worked with gouache again. Don’t really like the coldpress Fabriano watercolour paper. It sucks up the gouache like mad! It’s got a more painterly character than working on the hot press paper I’m used to.
Images like these are hell to scan. Watercolour is pretty see-through, so the light of the scanner goes right through it, leaving a lot of work working the pic after the scan. The original doesn’t look as stained as this image. But for some reason, the combination of this paper and paint doesn’t allow for a really slick image. 

Did anyone mention I like slick images? 😉