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I can't draw a line without redrawing it a thousand times! But the result will shine very soon.
Gouache is a supporting character in Shovel Knight: King of Cards. He is a painter aboard the Glidewing who takes commissions to paint people, which includes King Knight.

StoryEdit

King of CardsEdit

When King Knight first attempts to use the Rat Rope outside of the House of Joustus, Cooper and the Bard approach him offering him a partnership to claim the Joustus crown. King Knight accepts, and the three use the rat rope that leads them aboard the Glidewing, Cooper's airship. After Cooper welcomes King Knight, he can climb to the upper levels of the Glidewing, where he'll find Gouache.

When King Knight approaches him, Gouache says he and the Bard find the Glidewing inspiring, so he is there taking commissions to paint portraits of people. However, he claims he needs painting materials, and requests Treasures icon 1,500 from King Knight in order to buy his materials. If King Knight accepts and gives him the gold, he will begin painting the portrait.

King Knight can then ask Gouache to improve it, costing more gold per revision. After finally completing the third revision, King Knight can ask Gouache to change it back to the other revisions for an additional Treasures icon 1,000. After changing the painting for the third time, Gouache will be fed up, vandalize the painting and leave.

King Knight can't obtain any revisions or vandalization in NG+, where Gouache will ask how is the result and King Knight will be satisfied of his new portrait.

At the ending, Gouache is seen painting the portraits of the Hall of Champions while the place is invaded by Invisishades.

DialogueEdit

When King Knight first speaks to him aboard the Glidewing:

"Gouache: Oh, hey... the Bard and I, we find this place inspiring. That's why I'm up here, taking commissions! But, materials! I'd need 1500 gold to create your likeness. Should be quick!"

"No way!"

"Gouache: What?! Why don't you want a portrait?
Memento mori,
King Knight. Paintings outlast kingdoms!
"

If not enough gold:

"Gouache: Trying for a three-finger discount? Well, I only have two. And...
That's not enough gold.
"

"Paint me!"

"King Knight: How delightful, serf! Only a true artist could capture my resplendence. Are you up to the task?"
"Gouache: I can't draw a line without redrawing it a thousand times! But the result will shine very soon."

If talked to again just after paying any fee:

"Gouache: Oh, just you wait... The results will be transcendent."

When talked to again after the first revision is done:

"Gouache: The progress is going well. It's not easy to estimate material costs, you know... But it's getting there. The cost will be 2500 gold, to lay the color foundation."

"Paint me!"

"King Knight: How exorbitant! In a way, I respect your craven demands. Indeed, get while the getting's good!"

When talked to after the second revision is done:

"Gouache: Your portrait's nearing completion, my liege. But alas, I must purchase a special brush for the fine details. I'll need more 3500 more gold for the final strokes!"

"Paint me!"

"King Knight: By the time I've got this painting made, I'll be a ghost! Are you made of molasses, or what?"

When talked to after the final revision is done:

"Gouache: It's finally complete. I hope my brushstrokes have captured your essence! Tell me, how does it make you feel?"
"King Knight: I feel... I feel... Like a monarch!
Ha ha ha!
"

[King's Chair is unlocked]

When talked to again just after finishing everything:

"Gouache: Magnificent, isn't it?"

When talked to after finishing everything and coming back to the Glidewing:

"King Knight: Now that I look at it, I think you should make some changes. You overworked some of the details!"
"Gouache: But
you
requested these details! I made it to your exact specifications!
"
"King Knight: This is just an underwhelming glob of paint. Maybe the pose is too boring? Make it grander!"
"Gouache: But..
No!
..Ugh, it's not even a problem... and it's
so
much work.. My time..
Fine!
I'll change it. I'll need 1000 more gold, just tell me what you want.
"

When talked to again after finishing everything and coming back to the Glidewing (1/4):

"King Knight: This is just an underwhelming glob of paint. Maybe the pose is too boring? Make it grander!"
"Gouache: But..
No!
..Ugh, it's not even a problem... and it's
so
much work.. My time..
Fine!
I'll change it. I'll need 1000 more gold, just tell me what you want.
"

When talked to after finishing everything and coming back to the Glidewing (2/4):

"King Knight: Blah.. It's just no good! My eye isn't drawn to the focus of the painting. Why isn't it more about
me?
"
"Gouache: But..
No!
..Ugh, it's not even a problem... and it's
so
much work.. My time..
Fine!
I'll change it. I'll need 1000 more gold, just tell me what you want.
"

When talked to after finishing everything and coming back to the Glidewing (3/4):

"King Knight: Really, do you call this art? I don't think the likeness is very good. Make it look more like me!"
"Gouache: But..
No!
..Ugh, it's not even a problem... and it's
so
much work.. My time..
Fine!
I'll change it. I'll need 1000 more gold, just tell me what you want.
"

When talked to after finishing everything and coming back to the Glidewing (4/4):

"King Knight: There's definitely something wrong with this part of the painting. My arm looks weird. Make it more symmetrical!"
"Gouache: But..
No!
..Ugh, it's not even a problem... and it's
so
much work.. My time..
Fine!
I'll change it. I'll need 1000 more gold, just tell me what you want.
"

"It's fine."

"King Knight: Eh. What's the point. Just leave it."

"[x] rev."

"King Knight: This should fix that shoddy work right up!"

TriviaEdit

  • He is named after a type of watercolor-like paint.
  • Like Bard share traits with Jake Kaufman, Gouache is loosely related to Morgan Guyer, the art illustrator of Yacht Club Games.[1]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Environmental Station Alpha with Work from Home Woz!
King of Cards Characters
Main Characters: King KnightMomKing PridemoorTroupple KingKing BirderSpecter KnightThe Enchantress
Glidewing: DoeCooperBardCardiaGouacheHengineerLedge FarmerVicar of VigorGrandma Swamp
Glidewing Recruits: Hedge PupilDuelist DiTraitorusSkipBartonTroupple AcolytesTMK-500Mr. Hat
The Wandering Travellers: Phantom StrikerBazPlague Knight (Percy) • Treasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
House of Joustus: RookieHoop KidPlaying KidGoaticianJuice MaidCroakerRuffianBlack KnightKnightsGathererGrizzled Seers
Cavern of Joustus: VisitorArmorerShovel SmithMole MinionBlorb/BlazorbToaderMona
Crag of Joustus: Old LadyLeoCogslotterHover MeanieCroakerToaderSpinwulvesYopplerOolongPlague Minion
Tower of Joustus: MissyLiquid SamuraiWizzemRedHorace
Joustus houses/Glidewing: Chester
Wandering NPCs: Old LadiesCard PlayersBag FellowsVisitorsRookiesAdventurersGamblersLady KnightsPlague MinionsLunksWizzemsHoppiclesesCogslottersHover MeaniesTundreadsHoverhaftsRail RidersGhostsGoldarmorsGulper MagesBoneclangsLiquid Samurais
Chest Stage NPCs: Hedge FarmerFarrelsGrizzled SeerGastronomerSnow MaidenBag Fellow
Eerie Manor: The Big Creep
Void Crater: DollyHorzio
Fairy Glade: Madam Meeber
Mini-Bosses: Mole MinionTeethalon
Final Boss: The Grand Triumvirate
Background/Ending Only NPCs: The AlchemeistersWhippiclesesPeacock GentTicketerCultured FellowsPatronsMagicistShovel Knight
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