1) It's sketch of Salvador Dali painting "Mae West". I used special paper, for water colours paints. Texture of this paper is thicker thanks that paints connects with background better. I used 2B pencil. I'm used to using acrylic and oil paints, so gouache was new to me. I liked the intense colour that they have after drying. The matt finish was very different to what I am used to.
4) Now I've added in the wall colours - Violet tones, you can start to see the space come together - She looks like she is part of a 3D interior space. I created the violet colour mixing red & blue and added more water to achieve the tighter tone. I liked the fact that the gouache reactivates although it was a little like Russian roulette as you may not be sure of the outcome.
5)At this stage you can see I have added roof and started to darken the floor and sections of the hair to give the image more depth. I found this a real challenge as Dali painted on such a small scale and the brush work had to be so detailed personally I like to work on a larger scale.