A recent Email I received, spoke of how dry brushing can be used to add details to retro artwork. As I recall when I was a kid, I was fascinated by comic books, and often the way they do those kinds of artwork amazes me. The article described how the illustrator created these pieces using tactile textures in the art brush.
With its matte finish, gouache is perfect for adding colored pencil tones and texture as well as using pencils and small dry round brushes. Many of these eye-catching paintings were created on tight deadlines. And they are done with ink and watercolor for quick output.