Gouache is a type of paint that shares characteristics of both watercolour and acrylic paint. It is known for its opaque and matte finish, making it distinct from transparent watercolours. Gouache is composed of pigment, water, and a binding agent, often gum arabic. The pigment particles are larger and more opaque than those in watercolour, giving gouache its characteristic matte and reflective quality.
Gouache is a popular choice for illustrators, designers, and fine artists who appreciate its flexibility and the ability to achieve both detailed and expressive results. It is often used in the creation of posters, book illustrations, and other artworks where a flat and vibrant appearance is desired.