Designers' Gouache is a brilliant, opaque, artist-quality body colour, developed for professional designers working on illustrations for graphic reproduction. It is also widely used in fine art painting, both on its own and with transparent watercolours.
The high-quality pigments and reflective qualities of the fine calcium carbonate specified by Daler-Rowney ensure that Designers' Gouache retains its pure bright colour across all the glowing shades in the range.
Designers' Gouache is characterised by its fine flowing texture, tinting strength and excellent covering power. Apply with confidence, using a brush, ruling pen or airbrush.
Gouache colour is a kind of water based paint which contains the same ingredients as basic transparent watercolour but chalk is added to the pigments to make them more opaque.
It is fast-drying, denser and more reflective than transparent watercolour, and has always been used widely by manuscript illuminators and by miniature painters. Nowadays it is used mostly by professional designers working on illustrations for graphic reproduction.