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deletedJul 18, 2022Liked by Carson Ellis
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Hi Carson, I just read Du Iz Tak, to my 15th month year old, we did it twice, and it was a wonderful experience each time, the first time we read it she looked at me with such a puzzled look! The second time she was baby talking along.

I love that in this video shows mostly the palette:)

I love how you paint outside the lines! Which is something I do too :)

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Thanks for making a club for the "radically inefficient." I feel my skills in this area are appreciated here. haha

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Jul 18, 2022Liked by Carson Ellis

Carson! I LOVED watching this!

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Jul 18, 2022Liked by Carson Ellis

You have a truly magical touch! Thanks so much for pulling back the curtain and letting us peek at your process. I'm just getting started with gouache and painting in general so these are really helpful. One question - when you are mixing in white to increase opacity, are you using titanium white or zinc white?

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Such a treat to see you work, especially as 100% fast paced digital illustrator, it's quite soothing to see how you've adapted to the temporality of your medium. Inspiring !

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Carson, thanks for this wonderful painting demo. I learned a lot, loved the slow pace, and also the permission/reminder that moving slow is a-ok.

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Thanks for this I hear what you say about talking and painting at the same time. It is hard. Appreciate it!

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Hi Carson,

I saw this tutorial on Patreon but I will probably watch it again because I really enjoyed it.

when you are making illustrations for books, what size paper do you usually work on? Is it similar to the size in this tutorial, or larger?

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Hi Carson, so interesting to watch. My big takeaway is how much you sheered out the gouache. I have a love/hate relationship with it because it can go so flat. Have you tried other brands and found W&N to be your fave, or just stuck with it and not shopped around? I’m curious, as I would like to try it, but they’re all so expensive! Also, have you tried acrylic gouache? And if so, what did you think? Thanks, loved this video, have watched it twice, once with Patreon, and now once here! Ella xx

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Thank you Carson. I really loved the painting tutorial and the slowness of it. But mostly I enjoyed your brief foray into the constant tension of children and art and busyness and slowness. I've been in a state of overwhelm recently. And so many of them are wonderful things. But it feels like too much sometimes and there is something truly magical about someone (especially someone who you perceive to be doing many similar things) say "me too."

(Our son's just started trialing an AAC and I think learning the software is turning my brain into mush. Cry face. See? Wonderful and completely overwhelming.)

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Hi Carson -- I watched this whole video! Enjoyed it immensely and learned a lot. I used to do oil painting in high school but haven’t done much original artwork in color for a few decades, hence all the books I’ve made are illustrated in B/W, which I also enjoy. But something has been tugging at me to learn more about how to illustrate in color, and this video has intrigued me to look into trying gouache, and see how it goes! Thanks so much for sharing your process.

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