Shave Ice vs Snow Cone


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Cold refreshment.

Do you know the differences between shave ice snow cones? Well, shave ice, as the name implies is made with shaved ice, and has been a Japanese dessert for a millennium or more. It become popular in Hawaii, and then around the world. A snow cone is made with crushed ice and was introduced to the world at the 1919 Texas State Fair.

  • Hahnemühle Rough Harmony Watercolor Paper
  • Supervision Watercolor

August Doodlewash prompts

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Quetzal


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Magic. Seeing the Quetzal bird is a magical experience!

Did you know the Quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala, and that their currency is called the Quetzal?

  • Hahnemühle Cold Press The Collection Watercolor Paper
  • Zebra Zensations Technical Pen
  • Supervision & Aquafine Watercolor
  • Photo by Zdeněk Macháček on Unsplash.

August Doodlewash prompts

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Persuasion Tomatoes


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Bloom. The flowers that bloom on a tomato plant turn into tomatoes!

Did you know that as far back as 700 AD, the Aztecs were cultivating tomatls, which means plump fruit.

One of my friends on Instagram, SpinningLara, posted a photo of the tomatoes in her garden. I loved it, and she gave me permission to paint it.

  • Hahnemühle Rough The Collection watercolor paper
  • Supervision Watercolor

August Doodlewash prompts

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Cape Hunting Dog


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Inked. The Cape Hunting Dog looks like he’s had a bottle of ink poured over him.

Did you know that latin name of the Cape Hunting Dog is Lycaon Pictus, which is Latin for ‘painted wolf’?

The color in the reference photo I used reminded me of one of those early color postcards. I was trying to capture that look.

  • Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard
  • Supervision Watercolor
  • Image inspiration – photo by SheShooter at Pixabay

August Doodlewash prompts

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Kochia Bush


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Heat. The Kochia Bush is often called Burning Bush because of its bright colors.

Did you know that tumbleweed comes from the Asian Kochia and Russian Thistle, and that both became common in the U.S. after the Wild West was fairly settled? So those images of tumbleweed tumbling by during a shoot-out or setting off a cattle stampede are pretty much a myth!

  • Ampersand Aquabord
  • Supervision Watercolor
  • Photo by shanghaistoneman at Pixabay

August Doodlewash prompts

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Sloth


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Water Sport.

Did you know that sloths can swim three times faster than they walk, and can hold their breath for up 40 minutes underwater? The perfect animal for water sports.

  • Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard
  • Supervision Watercolor
  • Image inspiration – photo by TinoBecker at Pixabay

August Doodlewash prompts

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Concept Page


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Healthy.

Diggory is about to learn that it is not healthy to mistake hippos for penguins.

Part of my process is to start with a quick pencil drawing to establish what is going to happen on each page. I want to establish who’ll be there, where they’ll be, what is happening and where I’ll leave room for the text. Since much of this often changes, I don’t worry about how it looks. It’s just to get the fire burning.

  • Hahnemühle ZigZag Watercolor Book

September Doodlewash prompts

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Fireflies in a Jar


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Fireflies.

Did you know that fireflies’ lights are really efficient? 100% of the energy created is emitted through the light. A fluorescent bulb only emits 90 percent of its energy through light. 

  • Hahnemühle Hot Press Collection Watercolor paper
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors
  • Reference Photo by Andrew Bui on Unsplash

August Doodlewash prompts

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Haystacks


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Haystack.

Did you know that Monet’s series of haystack paintings were done in Normandy, France in 1890, and are considered defining examples of impressionist painting?

  • Hahnemühle Agave New Line Watercolor paper
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors
  • Malden Salt Flakes
  • Pebeo Masking Fluid

August Doodlewash prompts

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The Stars at Night


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Camp. The reason many people camp is to sleep under skies like this.

Did you know that humans have always ‘camped’, but camping for recreation only became popular in the late 1800s, early 1900s? William Henry Harrison Murray’s book Camp-Life in the Adirondacks, was published in 1869, and was a big factor in the evolution of the passtime.

  • Hahnemühle Agave Watercolor paper
  • Paul Rubens Watercolors
  • Image inspiration – photo by TheDigitalArtist on Pixabay

August Doodlewash prompts

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