hrmm eh. It's my first time working with it.. I don't have that much experience. One thing I can suggest though is not to be a afraid to try using a paper towel to apply it rather than a brush. That I found worked well, esp for getting the stippled appearance on the orange. Also dabbing and patting it on works better than repeated brush strokes pushing the pigment around Yes the thing about gouache is that it does not chemically change when it dries, so as long as you wet it, it will always move around. hope that helps some XD but really I don't know too much yet.