B is for Banana


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Banana.

Do you know how the banana got its name? One theory is that the small finger-length bananas first traded, were given the name by Arabic traders after their word for finger – banan. Others, believe it came from the Guinean name, banema. But, I think a banana by any other name, would have tasted as sweet, lol!

  • Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook
  • Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen
  • Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen
  • Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen
  • Pixabay reference photo from jgzelaya.

January Doodlewash Prompts

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

Review: GUCAI Pearlescent Classical Watercolor Paints Set


Looking for a set of Pearlescent watercolors that actually have some color to them? What is GUCAI, and what’s in this pearlescent set? Learn more in my review at Doodlewash!

A is for Aardvark


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Aardvark. I ran out of alphabet for the month, so I’m starting over!

Did you know that Aardvarks walk on their toes, rather than on the soles of their feet? Did you know that animals who do this are called digitigrades? Did you even know such a thing existed? I sure didn’t, lol.

Aardvarks are kind of a grayish-brownish-purplish-pink – does that make them mauve? I don’t think so. Is there a pigment color called Aardvark? I think there should be a pigment color called Aardvark. Anyone with me on this one?

  • Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook
  • Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen
  • Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen
  • Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen

January Doodlewash Prompts

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

Z is for Zebra


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Zebra.

Did you know that zebras have flatter backs than horses, which make them unsuitable for riding or pulling carts?

  • Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook
  • Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen
  • Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen
  • Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen
  • Pixabay reference photo from herbert2512.

January Doodlewash Prompts

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

Y is for Yeti


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Yeti.

Did you know that you need a special permit before you can hunt the Yeti? Rules were established in 1959 – you can photograph them, but killing them isn’t allowed (except in self-defense) and any evidence found must be give to the Nepalese authorities. Sounds reasonable to me.

I did some experimenting with this one. I colored on plastic with the brush pens, and then mixed it with white gouache. It didn’t work as well as I hoped, but there is some real potential for getting lighter colors, once I get the technique down.

  • Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook
  • Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen
  • Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen
  • Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen
  • Arteza white gouache

January Doodlewash Prompts

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

X is for Xylophone


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Xylophone.

Did you know that other names for xylophones, over the years, were “wooden clatters” and “straw fiddles”?

This is my least favorite of this project, but also the one that I did the quickest. Sometimes quick can lead to good things. Sometimes, not so much, lol!

  • Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook
  • Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen
  • Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen
  • Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen
  • Pixabay reference photo from DVeen89.

January Doodlewash Prompts

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

W is for Wheel


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Wheel.

Did you know that it is believed that wheels were first used as potter’s wheels, and it was probably 300 years after that before the wheel was used for transportation?

  • Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook
  • Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen
  • Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen
  • Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen
  • Pixabay reference photo from DVeen89.

January Doodlewash Prompts

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

V is for Violet


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Violet.

Did you know there is a chemical (ionine) in violets, that lessens your sense of smell temporarily? That’s why you can smell a violet’s scent for a moment and then it seems to go away.

This painting was a real challenge. First, when I got to the prompt, I realized that there were no purples of any kind in the pens I was using. They don’t blend too well unless you get them wet. These pens will let you do that, but the ink dried darker than I expected.

Luckily, I had a Titanium White watercolor stick on hand and I used it to add a sort of filmy white, making my violets less of a blob, and adding some depth.

The second problem happened because I startle easily, I was inking in the ‘V’, when the phone rang and I went totally off track. That’s why there is small violet sprout in my ‘V’.

  • Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook
  • Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen
  • Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen
  • Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen
  • Daniel Smith titanium white watercolor stick
  • Pixabay reference photo from AnitaBozic.

January Doodlewash Prompts

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

U is for Umbrella


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Umbrella.

Did you know umbrellas were used in Ancient Egypt as far back as 4,000 years ago? The Chinese waterproofed them with wax and lacquer in the 11th century BC.

  • Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook
  • Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen
  • Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen
  • Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen
  • Pixabay reference photo from Anrita1705.

January Doodlewash Prompts

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

T is for Tortoise


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Tortoise.

Did you know a turtle’s shell (and a tortoise is a land turtle) has nerve endings and is sensitive to touch? So yes, you can pet them and they might like it or they might not!

  • Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook
  • Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen
  • Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen
  • Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen
  • Pixabay reference photo from pen_ash.

January 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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