If you haven’t tried gouache paintings before, you’re missing out. Gouache is a form of opaque watercolors. They have the vibrancy and richness of opaque painting styles like acrylic or oil, and also the flexibility and easy-to-fix qualities of watercolor. They come in pans or tubes, can be rewetted, and dry to a matte finish ideal for illustrations. If you haven’t tried gouache before, explore one of these starter paint sets below.