De Brazza’s Monkey


  • #DoodlewashDecember2021: Snow. Cause this guy’s got a snowy beard!

Did you know that when a group of De Brazza’s Monkeys feels threatened, they all freeze except for the alpha male, who will begin shaking branches in order to draw attention away from the others?

I used ZenArt’s Fineline brush set for this painting, in order to get that detailed grizzled look of the fur.

  • Hahnemühle cold pressed watercolor postcard
  • ZenArt Allegro Watercolor & white gouache
  • ZenArt Fineline brushes

December Doodlewash Prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

Turkey in Negative and Reductive Style


  • #DoodlewashNovember2021: Gratitude.

Did you know that turkeys purr when they are grateful? Other sounds that turkeys make are yelps, clucks, cackles, kee-kees, putts, bluluqus, and purrs! It is mainly the male turkey that gobbles.

I used the negative painting method, as well as the reductive method to remove some color.

  • Hahnemühle Harmony Rough Watercolor Paper
  • Aquafine Watercolor
  • Pixabay photo reference courtesy of janrye.

November Doodlewash Prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

Oh That Strawberry Roan


  • #DoodlewashNovember2021: Chestnuts.

Did you know that the strawberry roan is actually a chestnut horse with the roan pattern of white hairs intermixed with the red. The head, lower legs, mane and tail remain the solid chestnut color.

  • Hahnemühle Hot Press Collection watercolor
  • Zebra Technical pen
  • ZenArt Allegro Watercolor
  • White Gouache
  • Pixabay photo reference from no-longer-here.

November Doodlewash Prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

The Stout Scarab


  • #DoodlewashNovember2021: Stout.

Did you know that the Stout Scarab, built in the 1930’s and 1940’s, is considered the precursor to the minivan? They were hand-built, each was different, and only about 9 of them were ever made.

Automobiles are really out of my comfort zone and being in a hurry, I decided to make this a rather minimalist piece (in other words, I didn’t spend much time or effort on it, lol).

  • Hahnemühle Rough watercolor postcard
  • Zebra Technical pen
  • ZenArt Allegro Watercolor

November Doodlewash Prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

Aesina Bellenas


  • #DoodlewashNovember2021: Orca.

Did you know that ancient sailors, who watched the orcas hunting other whales, named them ‘asesina ballenas’, or ‘whale killers’? Over time, that name became ‘Killer Whale’.

  • Hahnemühle Harmony Cold Press
  • ZenArt Allegro Watercolor
  • Pixabay photo reference courtesy of janrye.

November Doodlewash Prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

Mini Mum Frog


  • #DoodlewashNovember2021: Mums

Did you know that three new frog species were recently found in Madagascar? Amusingly, their scientific names are Mini mum, about the size of a staple; Mini scule – slightly larger; and Mini ature, about the size of a fingernail.

  • Hahnemühle Rough watercolor postcard
  • Zebra Technical pen
  • ZenArt Allegro Watercolor

November Doodlewash Prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

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You can find ZenArt products here.

Penguin Walk


  • #DoodlewashNovember2021: Chilly.

Did you know that the African Penguin is also known as the JackAss Penguin because of its loud donkey-like bray?

I haven’t used the rough Hahnemühle postcards for a while and decided to use the texture of the paper be a feature of the painting. I did this with just two colors, Phthalo Blue and Quin Violet. No reason, in particular – it just seemed like an interesting idea.

  • Hahnemühle Rough watercolor postcard
  • ZenArt Allegro Watercolor
  • Pixabay photo reference courtesy of krissiegwynne.

November Doodlewash Prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

Javan Green Magpie


  • #DoodlewashNovember2021: Pie.

Did you know that the Javan Green Magpie is born with blue plumage, and doesn’t turn green until their first moulting?

  • Hahnemühle Hot Press ‘The Collection’ paper
  • Zebra Technical Pen
  • ZenArt Allegro Watercolor
  • Pixabay photo reference courtesy of Kevinsphotos.

November Doodlewash Prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

Oak in Waiting


  • #DoodlewashNovember2021: Acorn.

Did you know that the tannins in raw acorns make them an anti-nutrient-meaning they block the body from absorbing nutrients. Cooked, however, and the acorn becomes highly nutritious (unless you are allergic to tree nuts!), and was an important source of food for many cultures over thousands of years.

As usual, I’m behind with my projects (isn’t everyone?) so I won’t be posting as often this month. I’ll certainly be doing artwork every day though!

  • Hahnemühle Hot Press ‘The Collection’ paper
  • Zebra Technical Pen
  • ZenArt Allegro Watercolor
  • Pixabay photo reference courtesy of Mary’s_fotos

November Doodlewash Prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

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