After the Airboat Ride


Artwork: Zensations Tech Pen, Watercolor and Gouache in a Grey Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook

If you are looking for my review of the Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour sketchbooks, you can find it at Doodlewash. If you are looking for my scribble animal tutorial, you can find it the Zebra Pen Z-Blog.

This is another painting I did from a photo taken at the Black Hammock Gator Farm in Florida. We visited family there just shortly before the lockdowns started.

The airboat rides were rather expensive, and neither my hubby or I was that eager to look for gators, so we wandered around while the rest of group went on the ride. I tried to quickly sketch my niece and her two sons as they disembarked. I thought I’d just do them in silhouette, but realized it would take too long, and my niece’s face was waaaaay to dark. I couldn’t get watercolor to cover it.

Gouache to the rescue! I was able to cover up the mess and repaint something half-way decent. It looks nothing like my niece and doesn’t quite match the feel of the rest of the painting. But Hey! I count it as a victory!

I’m so glad that the Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook was sturdy enough to handle all my fussing.

Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

2 thoughts on “After the Airboat Ride

    1. Thank you, Alice. I don’t sketch too much while out and about. Patrick doesn’t really have the patience to wait, and I find that I focus too much on what I’m drawing, and don’t really enjoy the ambiance of where I’m at. I probably wouldn’t have done these if I weren’t working on a review. Having done them, though, I’m really glad I did.

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