Today I tried out my new set of Yarka Gouache (rhymes with squash!). Gouache are water based paints and can loosley be described as opaque watercolors. They have intense color, dry matt, dry quickly and have good coverage and blending ability. They also "take" on the moleskine paper better than watercolor. These were awefully fun as they are very creamy and feel nice as you push the piant around with your brush. I have some reservations with the lightfastness of the colors, but I'm not concerned about that aspect for sketchbook work. I'll be doing several more gouache sketches to really get a good feel for them, so check back soon!