Brush Set Giveaway! Chicken Sketchbook Sunday & Tips for Working with Gouache!

Hi friends! I had so much fun playing with gouache in my sketchbook today. I forget how awesome gouache (opaque watercolor) paint is and how fun and forgiving it is to paint with.

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The brushes I used today were perfect for gouache and I get to give away TEN 7-piece sets and winners can pick from the unicorn or mermaid Mythos brushes by Royal & Langnickel. Do to shipping restrictions this contest is open to USA residents only. For a chance to win simply leave a comment saying what state you are from and which brush set (unicorn or mermaid) you prefer. I will draw 10 winners at random next Sunday and you will be notified by email. *You do not need to put your email in the comment, I can see it in my admin, I will contact you by the email you signed up to comment with. Don’t worry if your comment does not appear right away, if it is the first time you have commented here I have to approve it.

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Speaking or Royal & Langnickel I am the Featured Artist on the Month! You can read the article here. I am so thrilled to be featured by a company whose brushes I have used for decades, I hope you give it a read:)

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OK, now on to the Sketchbook Sunday video! I hope you enjoy it!

Supplies: (Affiliate links may be used)

Tips for Gouache:
1. Work dark to light.

2.Work in thin layers (use a light touch to layer or be more aggressive to blend back to previous layers)

3. Use alone or with other media (over watercolor and marker, under pastel and colored pencil)

4. Mat and frame under glass as you would a watercolor.

5. Do not work in thick layers because the paint can crack.

6. Paper or matboard are excellent surfaces for gouache as it can bond well. Avoid using it on canvas or acrylic primed surfaces as the paint may not adhere well.

7. Play, experiment and have fun!

I hope the video give you insight on my process. I think diving in with the dark color can give you confidence and also speeds up the process because you get the dark values established quickly and you don’t have to fight the white paint which can overtake things quickly and muddy things up. If you want more help on your art journey, including real-time versions of 2 sketchbook sunday paintings a month consider joining critique club. You can post your current paintings and get a detailed critique from me and encouragement from other members, so you can improve and reach your artistic goals. Learn more here!

And one more shameless plug for the road…

If you want to paint better birds I have a class on that too:  Texture Toolbox Feathers & Fowl where you can learn how to capture the beauty of birds and the textures of feathers and plumage by following along with four step by step real-time tutorials with patterns included. There is also an archived list of all past bird tutorials I have created in case you are looking for something specific.

Phew! That was a long post! Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a set of brushes, give gouache a chance and til next time happy crafting!

645 thoughts on “Brush Set Giveaway! Chicken Sketchbook Sunday & Tips for Working with Gouache!

    1. Great article on Langnickle site. I started with tole, went to acrylic and now, with your help working on WC. Always liked their brushes. They look cool too! Tx again.

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    2. Because I have participated in a Mermaid parade for the last 7 years, I am partial to the Mermaid brush set. Beautiful!

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  1. So glad you are doing this one: I just bought the Arteza gauache and this gives me a perfect oportunuty to try them! I’d love to win brushes – you can never have too many brushes!! Either style is fine by me!!!

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  2. I’m enjoying another frigid winter here in Idaho. Mermaids are more often my thing, but those unicorn brushes are gorgeous so I would have to pick unicorn! 😍😍😍 thanks for this generous opportunity, but especially for everything you give to this community!!

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  3. I am from a small town in Texas and would love the mermaid brushes. I think I am gonna paint the chicken too for my dad who was in the hospital right after Christmas due to a accidental shooting. He is home now and doing great but its gonna be a long road.

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  4. I like the brushes-both sets are beautiful. If I had to pick one, it would be the unicorn set. Also enjoy watching your videos. I love the rooster (chicks?) and want to paint one myself.

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  5. From Massachusetts so that makes us practically neighbors! Would love the chance to win the mermaid brush set. Happy Sunday!

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  6. I’m in Kentucky and love the mermaid set. Also I’ve used every paint out there but goache – Ill have to give them a go!

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  7. I love gouache also! But would love to try the ones that can dry and rewet. Didn’t even m or that was an option. Thank you for the inspiration with the beautiful hen! 🙂

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  8. Hi Lindsey, I am from Florida. I am fairly new to your channel. I love your tutorials and all the information you share! I would love the mermaid set. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  9. This is so cool! I’m from Colorado. If I’m lucky enough to win, I would love to recieve the mermaid set 😁

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  10. I’m from Maine also. Congratulations on being the featured artist. That is excellent! I would be happy to win the Mermaid brushes. Thank you.

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  11. I’m from Rhode Island and like the unicorn brushes.
    Congrats on being chosen as a Featured Artist! What an Honor for you!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Carla

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  12. Gouache is such a nice medium,! And congratulations for being featured! You certainly deserve it.
    I’m in Florida, and the unicorn set would be perfect! Thank you so much!

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  13. I love your videos. I use a lot of things you recommend. I’ve just started watercolor and gauche. I’d love to win a set of brushes

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  14. I live in Kansas (originally from the east coast and actually honeymooned in Maine!) and have been watching your videos for some time now. I love your approach to painting and so appreciate your art and biz tips, stories and product reviews. I graduated many years ago with an art degree, worked in arts admin, raised a family and just started painting again a couple of years ago – it has brought me such joy. Within the year I’m going to launch my own website. You are often in my studio with me and it’s like painting with a friend again.
    Thanks for offering this drawing opportunity! I’d love to try the Royal and Langnickel unicorn brushes for watercolor and gouache.

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  15. Congrats on Artist of the Month!! You truly deserve that and more for all of the knowledge you so selflessly pass on to your thousands of viewers. I am from New Hampshire and would love to try the Unicorn set as you recommend for gouache. Thank you for the chance!

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  16. Hi, Lindsay! I love all of your videos; you are the one who got me to start painting in watercolors! Love those Unicorn brushes. I live in lovely North Carolina.

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  17. I would love to win either set of brushes and I am looking forward to trying gouache and the chicken. Thank you for being you and all you do.

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  18. Hi I loved the tutorial, I haven’t tried gouache yet but your technique dark to light has really worked for me when I’m working with other mediums. I’m from TX, and would love the Mermaid brushes. ❤

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  19. Yay for you being featured artist. Haven’t used those paints before. Looks beautiful
    I like both sets. Who doesn’t love unicorns and mermaids but I live on the coast in Oregon

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  20. Omg! I feel like this video was meant for me! It touched my soul! I love chickens 💕 I used to raise chickens and they’re such an amazing animal with such loving souls. I love them so much I also collect paintings and knicknacks, everything lol also unicorns. Also pink is my favorite color. I would love a set of the unicorn brushes to add with my other brushes. I’ve been curious about Gouache, now I have to try them. I love how your hen picture came out. 💕

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  21. Hi Lindsay! This was a fun project! TFS, as always! A set of the unicorns would sure bring some fun to my world!!

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  22. Love how your rooster turned out! Haven’t tried gouache or Royal Langnickel yet….. And those brushes are beautiful ❤️

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  23. Thank you for doing a gouache tutorial! I just ordered the Caran D’Ache pan set & have been looking for videos. I’m from Virginia & that mermaid brush set looks divine!

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  24. Fabulous chicken Lindsay. I only use gouache for highlights right now. I’m in Pennsylvania and a chance for the mermaid brushes would be sweet. Thanks so much.

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  25. Beautiful chicken! I miss having hens. I loved it when they would run to the door of their coop when they saw me coming. My chickens especially loved spaghetti (no sauce of course) and string beans as a treat. Thanks Lindsay.

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  26. Congrats on being Royal and Langnickel featured artist of the month. I enjoyed reading the article. As a child growing up in Iowa, i have gathered many eggs. I would choose the mermaid Mythos brush set.

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  27. Love your watercolor videos but looking forward to trying gouache..: with my MERMAID brushes of course! Hope I win. Thank you for always inspiring and teaching us perpetual beginners

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  28. Enjoyed reading the article about you. I learned a few new things I didn’t know about you. Like you going to college and studying communications, I always thought you studied art.
    Loved the chicken painting learned some new techniques I’m going to try.

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  29. I think I’ve posted a comment. But I’m technologically challenged so maybe, maybe not. Fabulous chicken Lindsay. I’m in Pennsylvania and a chance to win the mermaid brushes would be great.Thanks.

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  30. Hi! I love watching you work in gouache, thanks for this video. I’m from PA and I think I’d like the mermaid set. Thanks! Nancy

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  31. I am a mermaid girl, but I would be thrilled with either kind of brushes. 🙂 I am from Iowa. Love all that you share!

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  32. Hi Lindsay! Congratulations on being the featured artist of the month at Royal & Langnickel! It is a great article! Looking forward to watching your Chicken sketchbook Sunday video!

    If I were to win one of your prizes I would really like the mermaid set of brushes but would be over the moon to have either set. Thanks for all you do!

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  33. Hi, I am from Ohio and I would like the purple/blue set. that rooster is awesome! you are a very good artist!

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  34. Kentucky and mermaid! I’ve been watching your videos all throughout high school and college, and my grandma and I love watching your videos together!

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  35. Hi Lindsay, I’m trying to follow your sage advise,”Use what you have.” However I’m a little tempted to purchase some gouache. I’m from Illinois. If selected I would love the Unicorn Brushes.

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  36. I’m from Georgia and I’d like the unicorn brushes if I win. I love watching your videos and have learned so much from you. Thank you for all you do.

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  37. Hi Lindsay, I just want you to know how much I appreciate and love everything you do… you’re an amazingly talented woman!

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  38. I have been watching your videos for several years, thanks so much for all the information you share! Keep craftin’!

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  39. I love your painting in your sketchbook Sunday videos. I am a unicorn, but either would be nice to add to a brush collection.

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  40. From Longview Texas near LA border and I’d love to win the Unicorn set. Thank you for all your gifts you so willing share❣️

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  41. Lindsey, I so love your energy and spirit! It is infectious. I live in the northern Sierra Nevada, California. I would love the mermaid set, and yes gouache is a wonder medium. Oh, and painting looked fun to do.

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  42. I am from Montana. I love your work and learn from you each time i watch. I haven’t tried gouache yet but look forward to it. Is there a set you might recommend for a beginner? I would love the unicorn set. Thank you

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  43. Great video, as always. I love watching you paint, you’re so talented. 🙂 Yay, how exciting another give away!! I am from Southern California, Los Angeles area. I would choose the Mermaid set if I won. \o/

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  44. I am from California. I am going with the hot pink set but would be happy with either set because it comes from you and will just boost my confidence with my watercolor. 🙂

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  45. Thank you. I love your videos. Is one set of brushes better for watercoloring? am using your videos to learn.
    I’m retiring in two months and have wanted to learn wc for years and finally am.

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  46. Wonderful article and I love your blog. Your chicken is fabulous. I would like the Unicorn brush set. Thanks for the giveaway. I am in Texas.

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  47. I am from The Land of Enchantment, New Mexico!! Just starting back into art in November. Love your videos, and found them through watching a video of Jennifer Stay at coloring bliss.
    As for the brushes, love the mermaid ones.
    Thanks for your videos!

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  48. Thanks so much for all of the great tips you have on gouache. They will help me a lot. I LOVE the rooster painting! It would match my red Florida kitchen perfectly 😊. I think both sets of brushes look great, but if I got to choose I would probably choose Mermaid.
    Thanks again for all you share with us!

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  49. Loved the article! I love watching you no matter what you do – but when you paint it is pure joy. Winning either set would be fun. Hugs from Barbara in San Diego!

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  50. Love your turorials and your style. Either set of btushes I would cherish but u think Mermaid as I love purple. Both sets look fun and R&L are a great company. I was gifted a set of student R&L watercolors and they are what got me started painting a couple of years ago.

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  51. This was a great tutorial/lesson on gratitude and appreciation. We live in a world where acquiring and getting things send to be the goal but we never seen to stop, look at what we already have and appreciate those blessings. Thank you. As for the brushes, I certainly would like to try them with my Arteza Gouache! Hint hint, lol.

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  52. It’s a rainy wet day in Washington State.. I love watching your videos and I have learned so much. I subscribe to your blog and videos. I have followed you for years and I am so encouraged by your work.. thanks for a chance to win and Happy New Year.

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  53. Thanks again for a fun and instructive video! I do love your Sunday Sketchbooks, they give me ideas. I would love to have a set of Unicorn Brushes, so I hope I am one of the 10 lucky recipients!!

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  54. I would love the unicorn set. Pennsylvania (PA). Thank you for the chance to win and congratulations on feature! Love watching your videos!

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  55. Hi Lindsay! I’m from Nebraska and would like the Unicorn brushes. You cracked me up in this video with “Appreciate your chickens!” LOL

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  56. Oh I found out how to leave a comment. Yea!! I am trying watercolor for the first time ever and so far I love it, but still have no idea what I’m doing. I have brushes, but they are cheap, and I don’t think they are letting be do what I want to do. I have never heard of gouache, but that was amazing! I would love to try now only those brushes, the mermaid ones I think I would pick for myself, but the gouache as well. That looks like so much fun! I’m so glad I found you. 😊

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  57. Hi from Michigan! Thank you for sharing your talent as well as tips and product info! I love the Mermaid! Thanks for the chance!

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  58. Great interview, Lindsay! You have a great background and it seems that being an artist, particularly one that reaches out to others, helping them to dive in, is your calling! Lucky for all of us! I like your advice ~ practice or you won’t get there! I am from North Carolina and if you were to draw my name for a set of goodies next Sunday, either would be fine, though I am leaning towards the Mermaid inspired brushes. Thanks, Lindsay, for your great teaching videos and for your energy and encouragement for all stages of learning! Beverly

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  59. Hi from ohio, it’s nice to see you as the artist of the month for royal & langnickel. They have great brushes! After seeing your gouach chicken I’ve just got to give it a try. Been wanting to try gouach for quite a while . You are so energetic , LOVE hearing you talk and watching you paint !

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  60. I love your paintings and all of your tutorials. I would love to have the brush set. Maybe it would be the “magic brushes” that would help me to be a better painter. I think I like the Mermaid ones best.

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  61. Hi Lindsey. Love your lessons! Thanks for the chance to win the brushes. I’d love to try the unicorn set. I’m in New Jersey.

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  62. Hoosier from Indiana.. like the looks of the Mermaid set. Love the sketchbook Sunday, and everything else that you do.

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  63. I loved your gouache chicken. I love painted chickens! Although I am an old city girl, my youth rekindles when I see chickens! They remind me of my grandmother. I do have some inexpensive gouache and appropriate paper, but no brushes. If I win, I’d like the set you were using. Thank you for your full length tutorials. They are my favorite. You cannot make them too long for me!

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  64. Wow! The layering of colors is fabulous! I’m from Ohio and would love the mermaid set, thanks for the chance!

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  65. Hi Lindsay! I really enjoyed your chicken painting, she turned out lovely! I also wanted to say thanks for the information you provided about gouache. I started out painting with oils, but I rarely do it anymore because cleanup is such a hassle. After spending hours painting and exhausting my creative energy, I really dislike the time it takes to clean everything. I’ve started getting into watercolor, but as you mentioned, I do find the transparency a bit frustrating at times. I hate acrylics, so I think I’ll take your advice and try out some non-acrylic gouache. It sounds like it just might be a good medium for me. Thanks for doing what you do and providing us with so much information and inspiration! ***brush set preference: mermaid***

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  66. I recently purchased some W&N guache and my watercolor brushes seem too soft! I would love to win the Unicorn brushes you used!

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  67. Wow! I love the chicken and great feature from Royal Langnickel! Mermaid for me please, thank you and Royal Langnckel for a chance to win!

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  68. Loved the sketchbook chicken. She looks like she’s trying to decide whether or not to bite you.

    I’m from Massachusetts and the mermaid brushes look like fun.

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  69. Great article, and congrats on being featured! I tried to post a comment already but got redirected to reset my password so I apologize if this is a duplicate comment.

    I’m in Oregon and I prefer the mermaid set, I love the colors!!

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  70. I live in Florida and would like the mermaid brushes. Honestly, I’ll take either one. Both sets look fantastic. Thank you for all you do!!

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  71. Hi Linsay. I am from Vineland, New Jersey. I love the unicorn brushes. Love your teaching style. I have learned so much. You have given me the courage to try watercolors. Love, love, love watercolors. Thank you

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  72. Hi Lindsay! We really love your painting videos – my grandkids & I have been going through all of them! We have been mostly using watercolors but have played a bit with gouache. We live in Nevada & my granddaughter loves unicorns. 😸. Hope your New Year is awesome!

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  73. I’m from Wisconsin. I am 78 so have a lot of worn brushes (good for scrubbing, etc) so winning some new ones would be great! I love learning and love your can do attitude!

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  74. Hi Lindsay!
    Wow—what beautiful brush sets. I’d be happy to win either one of them but I do see myself more as a mermaid 🧜‍♀️ I’m from the southwestern part of Virginia. Love and Blessings to you and Happy Crafting.

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  75. Lindsey, I’m so happy that you were featured artist! You are most deserving! I appreciate all your sharing and instruction in watercoloring! I love that type of art!

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  76. I’m from sunny San Diego where we have the ocean on the west and the mountains on the east. What perfect scenery to paint. I would love a let of those brushes.

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  77. I recently “found” you in YouTube and am now an avid fan!!! I am also very interested in learning to paint so the paintbrush giveaway would be such a blessing for me!!! Thank you for being such an inspiration as well as an easy-to-understand teacher!!!

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  78. Originally from Maine, but now I’m in North Carolina! Would love the Mermaid (teal) set! Thanks so much!!

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  79. I am a Buckeye from Ohio. I would love to win the Unicorn set. Thank you for all of your hard work and tutorials.

    Maureen

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  80. Congratulations on being Featured Artist of the Month! I live in Michigan, and I’d love a change to win the unicorn set.

    I just got the Arteza gouache for Christmas, and this is the perfect project to start on. Thank you for sharing! I contacted Arteza about their lightfast ratings, and I’m confused by their response. The three stars (which is most of the gouache colors) is their lowest lightfast rating. However, the bright pink is two stars, so it is more lightfast than their white, black, and other colors that are generally lightfast. They haven’t responded to my latest email asking for clarification, and how they perform their tests. Have they answered any of those questions for you? Thank you.

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    1. congrats, you are a brush winner, check your email. They don’t preform the tests, they get the info from their supplier and some companies use the blue wool scale and some use ASTM, their pencils are opposite of what they say. Whatever the black, brown and earth tones say those will be the highest so you can adjust your reading of the ratings that way.

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  81. I would love to win either set but with the painting i do, the unicorn set would serve me best. Thanks for an awesome blog!!!!

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  82. I follow you on Facebook and YouTube, Lindsay. I look forward to seeing and hearing about all the tips and education you give so graciously. Thank you for being here for me.

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  83. I love chickens and as soon as I saw the picture of your video, I had to watch! I only recently got a little travel set of watercolors and have yet to try them, lol. But I would love a set of unicorn brushes to break them in with!

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  84. Love your rooster…funny, I just got a brush made with rooster feathers yesterday…those brushes r so pretty

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  85. Live in Kansas; either brush set would be great, but Unicorn would be my first choice. Thanks to Royal & Langnickel and you for offering this giveaway!

    Congratulations on being the first featured artist of 2019 on Royal & Langnickel’s community page. Enjoyed the article and seeing your art again. Thanks for everything you do!

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  86. Either would be great! I was given paints a couple of years ago but haven’t tried them & don’t want to ruin my watercolor brushes! (And it insisted on an email to send)

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  87. Oh my! My granddaughter is a budding artist and her birthday is this month. She absolutely LOVES unicorns and I would love to win this for her. She and her twin brother will be 13 on the 31st and she got some brush markers for Christmas (I steered dad in the right direction – he’s a single dad of 3) and she has been creating like crazy. She got $50 from grandpa and I for Christmas and she told me she spent it on some art supplies – a gal after my own heart! Thanks for this opportunity.

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  88. Your work is beautiful and inspirational. I continue to watercolor due to your great demonstrations and instructions. Thanks Lindsay!! I’m from Denver, Colorado. COme visit us again!.

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    1. Your work is beautiful and inspirational. I continue to watercolor due to your great demonstrations and instructions. Thanks Lindsay!! I’m from Denver, Colorado. COme visit us again!.
      I like the Mermaid brushes.

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  89. Thank you for all you do 🙂 I am in Maryland and I enjoy your videos very much ! Both of those brush sets are cute – but to pick I would go unicorn 🙂

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  90. I am a proud flamingo, a native Floridian. I guess I should choose the mermaid brushes since I live very near Weeki Wachee! I always wanted to be one of their mermaids!

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  91. I enjoy chickens and roosters, so I want to try to paint this. Thank you for sharing your talent. I live in Florida in winter and Maine in summer.

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  92. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents. I am from Oregon and I like the unicorn brushes. Painting with gouache looks like fun. I think I may be giving them a try.

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  93. I just started following you and trying your videos. Thank you so much for sharing your talents! I am from New York State and like the Mermaid Collection. Thank you!

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  94. I started out ages ago with Royal & Langnickel brushes and most are not so good anymore except as some type of utility brush, but they lasted a good while and I would love some more. I’m thinking of buying some Gouache paints since I only have one tube of white and these would work out well. I prefer the Mermaid set with the 1 inch flat brush, but either set would work for me. If I win, they will be coming to Delaware. Thanks for the inspiring videos!

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  95. Hey Lindsay! I am from Maine and would love a set of the unicorn brushes, though both sets look beautiful!! Thank you for the opportunity and congrats on being their featured artist of the month!!

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  96. I am from North Carolina. I would love to win the unicorn set. Both sets are beautiful! Thank you for sharing your art work… it is lovely!

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  97. Another great painting. Congrats on being the featured artist! How exciting for you, and well deserved. I like the unicorn brushes. So pretty!

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  98. Your excitement for art is addictive! I’m always amazed at how many styles you are capable of. Thank you for all the great ideas and all the wonderful teaching moments. Either set of brushes would be a win win!

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  99. I have yet to use gouache paint, but you sure make it sound appealing! I almost bought those brushes but I wasn’t sure if they were any good, so I was really happy to see you use them. I’d love the unicorn brushes!

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  100. Lindsay, I love this post so much! As I do all of your posts!
    I am so happy you were chosen as Artist of the Month for R.L.! You deserve this honor and so much more! I am so grateful to you for so much! You have made the past few years a lot easier to bear.
    Your joy, enthusiasm, kindness, encouragement
    and selfless giving do so much for me, and for so many others!
    Thank you Lindsay!
    Never stop being you! 💜

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  101. Love this painting. I can’t wait to try it! I am from AZ and would love the unicorn brushes. Thanks for all the great content, Lindsay!

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  102. Hi from North Carolina. What a beautiful chicken!! Thanks for offering the giveaway. I really like the mermaid brushes. Have a wonderful week.

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  103. I’m from NY and would live a mermaid set of brushes. I enjoy watching your videos every day and hope to soon join your new critique group.

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  104. I’ve never heard of this type of painting before! Really interesting.

    I’m from New York and I really love the mermaid set. The colors are so pretty!

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  105. Congrats on Artist of the Month. I am from the woods of the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. My preference is the blonde, purple Unicorn brushes. Thank you for the video and the giveaway!

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  106. I live in Utah. Please enter me for the chance to win the Mermaid set. Thank you Lindsay so much for always being so upbeat and happy. Your tutorials are very inspirational for me as I’m sure they are for others. I just started with watercolor and your tutorials help to get me past the fear of putting brush to paper. I have been wanting to incorporate gouache into my art but had no idea how to use it. I’m hoping this chicken will be one of your classes on Critique Club which I just signed up for today.

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  107. Hi!
    I’m from Florida and would love the opportunity to win the unicorn set of brushes from Royal & Langnickel. 🙂

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  108. Hey Lindsey, I hail from Pennsylvania! Since I’m partial to rose gold, I like the Unicorn brushes!😊💖

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  109. Thank for this demo, so many good tips. I had no idea that you work from dark to light with gouache. I have tried many of the Arteza products, and so far I have been very happy with the results but I have not tried the gouache or watercolors in the tubes. By the way your Craftsy class is amazing, I took it yesterday!

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  110. I Adore Chickens and I ADORE Lindsey !! I would be in Heaven to win the Mermaid set of Brushes ! Even if I don’t win, nothing and NObody can show me the way to Glorious Self done Art than Lindsey !!
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  111. Hi Lindsey, My God you are so talented, what can’t you do? I’ve never heard of this and I watched your video and was entranced. I would love to give this a try with Mermaid Brushes. I am from sunny Florida. Until your next video.

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  112. Hi! I’m from Georgia and would love the Mermaid set of brushes. Thanks for all that you convey and demonstrate!

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  113. I live in Oregon and I’ve been Following your website for a few years . I’d love either set honestly, but my preference would be the turquoise and black set . Thanks so much for all of the beautiful art work you show us. I really like the videos you do that are showing how to do things that are “ frugal” , homemade recipes for products and the like . Best wishes , SandyC.

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  114. I’m from Michigan. I would love either set; whichever you think is best for gouache. I am mostly a beginner. I love your rooster. I would love to see it in Critique Club, but I have not joined yet. Will be joining soon.

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  115. Hi I live in Massachusetts. So glad to see you working with gouache you are such a well rounded artist. Water Color and I just don’t seem to get along but still love all your videos, and have learned a lot of really great stuff!
    As far as the brush sets go either one would be a blessing but I have to admit that the Mermaid set is my favorite.

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  116. I’m from Texas and would love either set of brushes. Thanks for the chance to win a set! And congrats for being featured!

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  117. I have enjoyed your UTube videos for a long time and always find techniques, tips and even your runs and blooms instructive. Your honesty about products comparisons are so helpful. There are so many products on the market today and they all claim to be the best but feedback from a skilled artist like yourself can help me to save making choices that will help me to reproduce the results you get. I have used the R & L brushes in the past (the blue handle series) and would
    love to be the winner of either series
    Of the R&L brushes you are giving away. Congratulations on your recognition by them for your artistic talent. Looking forward to watching you in the months ahead.

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  118. My name is Nancy and I live in Texas. I sooo enjoy your videos. Watercolor is my favorite but I will have to try gauche I would love the mermaid brushes.

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  119. I’m from the great state of Michigan! Go Blue! And I would to get my hands on a set of the mermaid brushes. Oh the things I could do…

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  120. HiLindsay! Thanks so much for allowing me to enter to win these brushes! And thanks Royal and Langnickel too!

    These brushes look so very pretty! I would enjoy either set, but would prefer the mermaid ones.

    Thanks again my dear!!
    Christine Rose

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  121. Congratulation on being featured artist! Love your work! Would like the unicorn set! I’m from Tennessee. Thank you, Lindsay, for all you share!😀

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  122. I’m a mermaid in the desert, New Mexico. Nice article about you, congratulations! I like your advice about not being afraid to use your supplies. I know I get intimidated when I buy new art supplies that I’ve never used before. I saw that Arteza just came out with the metallic gouache. Hope you review those also.

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  123. Im from Indiana and I’d love the mermaid set!
    I’m just getting into watercolors (just a generic brand atm) and I’m loving the results I’m getting after watching a few of your tutorials! Thanks so much for these!

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  124. I have creative A.D.D. 😉 I manage to do pretty well at most of my ventures but gouache for some reason is such a challenge for me. I am so glad to see this video especially this evening as I was battling my gouache studies today. This could not have come at a better time for me. Thank you for being such a bright and enthusiastic teacher! If I happen to be chosen, the unicorn brushes would be lovely. Thanks again!
    Christine

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  125. Thanks so much for giving gouache a much deserved shout out. Now that the holidays are behind us *and* I’ve reorganized the studio, the Holbein set that Santa left for me is calling my name! PS I’m a Carolina girl; both brush sets are cute. ❤

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  126. I just received my gouche Arteza paints two days ago. I’m excited to get started with them. This video helped me to understand the process. I also would be interested in the paint brushes.

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  127. I’m from Texas and would love the Mermaid set.
    Congrats on being featured on the Royal & Langnickel website. I love what you would consider your dream project! That would be a dream project for me too, especially if I could eat the “subjects” after each session!

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  128. I’m from the Oregon coast and would love a set of the mermaid brushes. They look beautiful and Iove this tutorial. Thanks for all you do for us.

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  129. Hi Lindsey,
    Congratulations on your feature. I totally enjoyed your sketchbook Sunday series and I like the loose style painting of your hen. I never used gouache before but would love to try it out. I am from California and I would like the unicorn brush. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. Keep Rocking!

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  130. Dear Lindsay,

    I’m from San Jose, California
    I would love the unicorn set.
    You are really awesome and I love to see your video!
    Thank you so much!

    Manuela

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  131. Hi Lindsay,

    I’m in California and would love the mermaid set. I have learned quite a bit watching your videos, thank you.

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  132. I love this! Definitely time for me to get the gouache out and give it a try. Thank you for continually inspiring with your creativity. I appreciate you!

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  133. Hello from Ohio. I love this chicken and those beautiful unicorn brushes. By the way, I thank my chickens every day for their eggs:)

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  134. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful artwork! I am from New York, and would love towin a set of the mermaid brushes!! Thanks for offering thisgiveaway!

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  135. Love your chicken! I’d be thrilled to have a new set of brushes. The unicorn ones are so pretty, but so are the mermaid….I’d be happy with either! But unicorn first. Thanks so much!

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  136. Saying hello from Harlem, New York City. Your use of yellow and blue through the hen’s feathers was brilliant. I never thought of using gouache as an under-painting, especially with pastels. The result does sound gorgeous, must try! Oh yes and I would love the unicorn brushes.

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  137. Such a wonderful and joyful video on gouache. Added bonus I love chickens. I did my very first watercolor painting via your YouTube video on pears. It made me feel like I truly mastered watercolor techniques without fear. Can’t wait to buy me some gouache and give this video another run. Thank you for freely giving us your can do attitude.

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  138. Hi Lindsay. I’m from Ohio and the mermaid set makes me smile so big – just like you do! Congrats on being the featured artist on Royal and Langnickel! What took them so long? Love their brushes and would be excited to try gouache in colors other than white :). Thanks for the chance to win!

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  139. Now that I’m living in Florida, I will choose mermaid! Thanks for sharing all of your ideas. You are an inspiration!

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  140. I love painting chickens and love your gave us notes on correct way to use gouache. I am not fussy and would be happy with either set of the brushes. I just signed up for the Critique club today and sent you an email question about your helping me. If you don’t get it let me know where to email in case I don’t have correct email.

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  141. Thank you for the chance to win! I would love the Mermaid set and I am from the state of Florida. Thanks for all of your awesome tutorials 🙂

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  142. Really enjoyed the featured artist article. I am from PA and the Mermaid brushes would suite my projects perfectly. Thank you for all your hard work!

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  143. The great state of MAINE! I would love the mermaid set. Appreciate you sharing your wonderful talent with ME 😊

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  144. I loved the chicken bounce video!!! But I love all of your videos. I learn something new every time. I may try the bounce and the Arteza brand that you used is definitely within my budget!

    Thanks Lindsay!

    Evie

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  145. ❤️ your video’s. So hard to choose, both sets are gorgeous but I guess the mermaid. I’m in Massachusetts. Love chickens!!

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  146. Hi.
    I’m from Rhode Island. I love your channel. I hope I get picked, id love the Unicorn brushes. If I don’t win, where can I buy them? I can’t find them anywhere online.

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  147. I loved watching this painting come to life. I’ve never used gouache but would like to give it a try. So… I could really use a new set of brushes. Thanks for the opportunity to be part of the drawing. 😀

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  148. Hey, from Tennessee here! These brushes are lovely, I can only imagine the beautiful pieces of art I could make with these!

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  149. I live in West Virginia and I would love to win the mermaid set of brushes!! Thank you for the opportunity! 😍💕

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  150. I live in Maine and would love the Unicorn set (or the other). As an official brush collector (hoarder) either would be awesome 🙂

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  151. I’m from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia, but have lived here in Maine for the last 20 years. I would love to have the Mermaid Set❣️❣️❣️

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  152. I’m in Oklahoma and haven’t seen a video yet of yours that I haven’t liked or learned from. I would love to win either set, but would choose the unicorn if I have to choose one.

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  153. Hi, I found your page when looking how to solder sea glass. Love the mermaid brushes. You are very easy to understand and I love all the different art you do. I enjoyed this video. I am from WI

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  154. Hi Lindsey, the weather channel says you will soon be getting a lot of snow. I am here in Ohio where we have not gotten any snow so far this winter and it has been almost 50 degrees the last couple of days. I would love to try the Mermaid brushes with the black bristles and purple ferrules. I have so many kinds of paint , but no guoache. Do you recommend the Arteza brand as the best to start with? Thanks for all your videos, I have learned so much from you.

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  155. Thank you for this tutorial, I’ve been using watercolor for a year now but have yet to break out my gouache. After seeing this video, I’m definitely going to give it a try!

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  156. I love your videos and classes. Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us. If I were to get so lucky, I would like the Unicorn brushes.

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  157. Mary O’Neal
    Hello I watch your videos often and enjoy your painting and card making. This chicken was so nice. I would like to win unicorn or mermaid set of brushes. Thank you.

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  158. I absolutely love this chicken! You do the best bird paintings. I think it’s the way your feathers look…always fluffy and airy. How do you like the Arteza gouache? I don’t have much in the way of gouache so I’ve been toying with picking some up and the Arteza is pretty affordable. Something tells me you did a vid on them. I will def check! The brushes you are using are so cool! I totally dig the mermaid set! Thanks for all your excellent teaching and Sketchbook Sunday’s!

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  159. I’ve been watching your videos for a few years and have given your name to my granddaughter who is aspiring to be a painter. Would love to win a set of brushes. I do mostly acrylics but occasionally watercolor.

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  160. Hi Lindsay! I’m from Illinois and would love to try the mermaid brushes. I am a huge fan of your talent and generosity of spirit!

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  161. Love your paintings. Really enjoyed watching him come to life. I too am a fan of goauche. I been learning how to make paint and aboutu pigments. Maybe one day I will have my own set. Any who These brushes look great. Would love them like everyone else. G toood luck to all. Oh and I have to mention I really love your hair color your rocking that.

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  162. I stumbled across your site looking for jewelry making tutorials and I got hooked on the watercolor ones! You have inspired me to try and learn to paint! Yikes! I’m very crafty but not artistic at all… but I keep watching your videos and now I’ve started picking up supplies bit by bit… I’m about ready to give painting a go!

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  163. I learn so much watching your videos ….hubby said I’m breaking him because I keep buying paint…..sketch paper and more lol and either set would be fine with me tfs

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  164. Congratulations on being artist of the month! I’m from New York and I love the mermaid brushed. Thanks for your great videos.

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  165. Hi! Thanks so much for all the awesome videos you post-I’ve learned so much from you! You are a wonderfully talented artist and you entertain as well!

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  166. Hi from Tennessee! Love your channel, Lindsay. Your chicken painting rocks! I would live the unicorn brushes. 💕

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  167. Love the chicken, So I use my acryl-gouache paints, which dry pretty fast. I didn’t realize there was a difference with straight gouache paints. What is the drying time of these compared to say liquitex acrylic paint? Thanks, Lindsay!

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  168. Hi there! I am from California and love both sets, so if I am lucky enough to win, either would be fine. Love your blog and videos and I subscribed to your watercolor class. Thanks for sharing your techniques and keeping it real. I like how down to earth and relatable you are. Happy New Year!

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  169. Hi from Colorado! I love the chicken as the subject of your sketch, very fun. I assumed I’d like the unicorn one more since it’s pink but that striking purple on the mermaid set made me change my mind. Both are great though.

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  170. Beautiful brushes, would LOVE the Unicorn set! Loved watching you use Gouache, ive got some but so far found them a bit ‘odd’ to use, lol. I’ll give them another shot tho 🙂

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  171. Your the best. I love your art and your videos. You are so down to earth with such an approachable personality. I’ve watched all your stuff on YouTube. Keep making videos.

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  172. I live in Oklahoma and I would really love the unicorn set to give to my best friend! Thank you for doing a giveaway and congrats on being the featured artist!

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  173. Greetings from Oregon! I think both sets are beautiful but I like the mermaid just slightly more. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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  174. Hi Lindsay,

    I have four sets of gouache paints and always wanted to paint a gouache-only painting. Your video gave me motivation and opportunity to do something new from what I have been doing – which is watercolor and oil painting.

    I started watercolor over a year ago, mostly from self-paced and YouTube videos. I enjoyed your videos and completed a few very nice paintings – many thanks. Watercolor taught me a lot about colors – something very useful in my oil painting classes that I took at a local community college.

    I have a collection of brushes – two cups full of just watercolor brushes. Your video appears to indicate that there is some difference between gouache and watercolor brushes. Can you elaborate and maybe recommend some gouache brushes?

    One of my gouache sets comes in pans – Caran D’ache Gouache studio of 15 colors with 14 pans and one white tube. Like you, I prefer not have to squeeze tubes during painting. Maybe you like to try it – not that you don’t have enough paints already 🙂

    Thank you again for the video. Your hen got the attitude!

    Amy

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  175. I really want to try gouache. I have only used watercolors and am enrolled in your classes. I really enjoy and learn so much from you. Thank you for the opportunity to win new unicorn brushes. The chicken demo was great

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  176. Hi Lindsay! Love the painting and the brushes are beautiful. I have the Arteza gouage and watercolors and I love them.

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  177. I love the chicken! Still learning gouache myself and every tutorial helps.

    For the giveaway I’m from Washington State (Pacific northwest) USA and love both sets but if I had to choose I love the unicorn with the purple and teal. Two of my favorite colors!

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  178. Thanks for always being inspiring! I like the look of the grip of the unicorn R&L brushes. Congrats on being their artist of the month!

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  179. Yay! I’m so happy for you to become a featured artist there, Lindsey! I love that you’re getting some exposure because your skills and experience deserves to be admired at! And I absolutely love how the chicken turned out. Every time you do something in gouache, I get excited since I’m trying to learn the medium myself and would love to use magical Unicorn brushes instead of some randomly found cheapos xD since it’s my goal to broaden up my experience in preparation for my college admission portfolio. I only really know how to sketch and some watercolors 😦 and that’s after watching your videos for about a year lmao. Without you and your expertise, I would be a total noob xD. Everything on your channel has helped me so much. Especially those that talks about painting, crafting, mix media, or color theory and this is no different! I love your sketchbook Sundays since I get to have a peek at your raw thoughts, ideas, skill, and aesthetic. It really helps me out and I’m sure it’s the same for a lot of us :D. We appreciate it!
    I’m from Florida but I wish to head on to new York for college!

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  180. Hello
    Really enjoy your videos. My mom and I were just talking about using gauche. We are learning to watercolor. Thank you so much for your variety of videos. The brushes look beautiful. I am leaning toward the unicorn as they are so pretty.

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  181. I tried to sign up for the brush contest.  It says my email address does not exist.  It does as I receive notices from yo like the one below.  It will not accept this email address.

    Maggie from N.E. Kentucky, USA magsmail66@yahoo.com

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  182. I’ve never used gouache before but I’ll have to give it a try. Your painting looks awesome! Thanks so much for the tips and for the chance to win some brushes 🙂

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  183. Hi Lindsey, my choice would be the mermaid set. I love the texture you were able to create on the hen! I miss raising chickens but don’t miss battling the chicken coop smell. From AR 🙂

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  184. YOU make this look soooo effortless..I’m obsessed with everything you do!! WOW!! I have a NEW love for painting so this is a great chance to win brushes and thank you for the opportunity!! I’m from LIncoln Park, Mi and I watch you all the time!! I love the mermaid brushes!!!! thanks, Lindsey!!

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  185. Love, love, love! I’m from MD on the Potomac River. I haven’t used gouache yet, but now I certainly will! Getting a knee replaced in 9 days, so I’m saving up projects! I love the mermaid Mythos brushes… but to be perfectly honest, if I win, I’ll buy the Unicorn brushes too!

    Any chance of you painting a friendly dragon? I would so love to paint one, but am intimidated!

    Bless you for sharing your wonderful skills, tips, and personality. You are a joy!

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  186. Happy New Year Lindsey….I would love to try the Unicorn brushes !!
    Thanks for all your hard work…I am learning alot.
    Best,
    Kate

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  187. I loved this tutorial on using gouache! I have always wanted to try gouache and now I have the inspiration to actually do it! Thank you Lindsey. I am from Washington state and I would love the Mermaid Set being an Aquarius and living in the soaking Pacific Northwest.

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  188. Lost the connect…I live in Hawaii, currently on a 2 week medical mission trip in Kenya. Either set would be fun! TY for doing giveaways!

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  189. Wow! You make it look so easy! I love the chicken. You are so talented with such a wide range of crafts. I didn’t realize what qouache was until you explained it here and would really like to give it a try. I live in PA and would love the mermaid set.

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  190. I’m from Texas. I really like the unicorn set. Thank you so much for all your videos; I have learned a lot from them.

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  191. I live in SW Florida and would love to win a set of the brushes. I would prefer the Unicorn set. Love the chicken!

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  192. Wonderful video! I’m in Florida and would love the unicorn brushes! Thank you so much for the opportunity and for your great videos!

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  193. Hi Lindsey!

    Loved the video on the chicken! I have never used gouache yet, but it looks like fun:) Thanks for all your tutorials and reviews on products. You are the one person I go to before I purchase Watercolors or brushes. Please enter me into your brushes giveaway:) Hugs, Judy Messner ( OurWanderibgFootprints on YouTube)

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