Last night I took an art class from Liz Bradford at Jerry's Artarama called Intro to Gouache. I use gouache in my pens for lettering, but have never considered doing artwork in that medium. I've just used watercolors, etc. So this was an experience in using a familiar medium in an unfamiliar way. It was very different than watercolors, yet had similar qualities. I am not sure if I prefer it over watercolors at this point; the jury is still out on that! But now I have another tool in my repertoire. I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and try doing something you've always done in a different sort of way. You might like it. You might not. But at least now you know.