Things starting to progress, more color, more detail. At these early stages, I’m working primarily in transparent watercolor. When I feel that I’ve done all I can in that medium, I’ll start working in details in gouache. The differences in the two are astounding, with watercolor more easily blended, much easier to flood areas with, transparent in nature, etc. Gouache is opaque and tends to sit on the surface and, more importantly, allows the application of light colors over dark, something that can’t be achieved with watercolor. I love how the two complement each other and how they work so well together.