"Do not be discouraged by its ability to be reactivated with water, use this as a strength! Once you learn how the paint behaves and you start to move with it and not against it you can actually loosen up and feel very free to go with the flow." - Sofía’s advice to gouache beginners
It takes a certain amount of skill and passion for the arts to produce serene depictions of beautiful landscapes, amazing renditions of nature, or gorgeous portraits of human subjects.
Sofía is a skillful and passionate artist, whose vibrant paintings bring happiness and inspiration to her impressive social followings.
For someone who produces such masterpieces, you’d think Sofía has been living and breathing art ever since. However, this talented artist shares that although she enjoyed art from a young age, her love for creatives is something she slowly rekindled.
After rediscovering her love for painting, Sofía decided to share her artistic journey with a bigger audience.
She uploads “paint with me” sessions on her YouTube channel, documenting the process and sharing insightful tips, which has greatly inspired and encouraged her viewers to start their own art journeys.
Sofía’s quest for new artistic challenges is inspiring. Although she primarily uses gouache in her artwork, she has also explored other mediums.
So far, she has used alcohol markers, colored pencils, and watercolor paints to give life to her vibrant and stunning pieces. Still, gouache remains a favorite medium of Sofía’s.
“Gouache is the most forgiving and flexible medium I’ve ever tried. The fact that it reactivates with water is so wonderful because it means that if I make mistakes I can rework it and layer more paint, or even blend paint directly on the paper. I also love how vibrant it can be and how matte and opaque it dries, it creates this effect that makes me want to dive right into the finished painting!”
When asked about her inspiration, Sofía shared how she’s drawn to the sunlight.
“Something really inspiring that makes me want to get my paint out immediately is when I see how sunlight hits things and creates the most beautiful contrast between light and shadow. When I see this, I always take a photo to use as a reference!”
She also finds motivation in her fellow creatives—a beautiful sentiment, if you ask us because art is never meant to be boxed up. Instead, art should be admired and, in turn, inspire its viewer to add beauty to the world.
Her inclination towards the arts is primarily thanks to a very supportive figure. Sofía credits her mother for showing her that life is made even more beautiful with art and color.
Sofía’s story is a testament that there is no deadline when it comes to following your dreams and pursuing what brings genuine happiness. Her skill is very much commendable, but Sofía’s commitment to trying out new mediums, seeking out brand-new subjects, and sharing her artistic journey with the world is even more inspiring.
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