Gouache Illustration for beginners

Take Your Gouache Skills to the Next Level with this Course

A complete course to learn gouache basics

An example of what you can paint during the course


How to draw elements and composition

Drawing the illustration in three different styles and choosing your composition. And if you don't want to draw, you have the drawings available to download.

How to paint flat colors

Learn how to paint flat colors with gouache paint, and find the right consistency for gouache! With a little practice, it's really an easy paint!

How to paint shadows

Learn how to add depth and volume to your illustrations with shading, practice blending colors and creating dimension in your artwork.

How to add details with colored pencils

Learn how to use colored pencils and markers to add texture and depth to your illustrations.

Sounds good? 

Bonjour, I'm Cecile!

I paint with different mediums, including digital, and gouache is my favorite medium, it's so fun and versatile!

  I believe that art can help you express yourself, find your voice, and discover who you are. And I want to help you do that.

 I've been teaching art classes for five years, and I've seen how powerful they can be for more than 22,000 students.   With my easy and inspiring tutorials for beginners, I empower you to express yourself and give you the tools for creativity.

This course was the free 5 Days Gouache Illustration Challenge from January 2023.
It's now a paid course, as I have released a new Free Gouache Bootcamp. 



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Sereena Assih

A Great Experience!

I'm a complete beginner to gouache and loved Cecile's clear teaching style, which made the lessons easy to understand. I'll definitely keep practicing and exploring this medium.

1 year ago
Alicia Johnson

Fun with gouache

This challenge was a fun way to jump into learning gouache and Cecile made it easy and super fun! Gouache has become my favorite and I’m so excited to learn more about gouache under Cecile.

1 year ago
Eilaf Abazaid

Excited to explore more with Gouache

This was a very relaxing experience and I learned a lot :)

1 year ago

Hooray for Cecile!

This was my first try with gouache and Cecile's videos were a perfect tutorial. I loved the wintry project and all of the support in the community. Cecile has a way with explaining things that really made sense to me and her support for everyone in the comments was beautiful to see. Thank you for this opportunity, Cecile! I look forward to watching more of your videos and participating in your courses!

1 year ago
Alicia Rangel

Fun way to learn gouache

Wonderful way to start arting with gouache: clear instructions and tips, very satisfying project to complete and a challenge to keep you going! Plus, Cecile's teaching style is clear and keeps you motivated, a pleasure to learn with her!.

1 year ago
Ellen Van Raemdonck

So much fun!

What a great challenge to introduce the basics of gouache. Cecile gave very clear instructions and lots of options for variations in design, composition and details. I had such a good time participating and my skills have definitely improved. Thanks!!

1 year ago
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