Doodlewash Doodles – July, Week 1

Artwork-Watercolor, Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Colored Pencils, Uniball Signo in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook

This month, I’m doodling the prompts in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, a week’s worth at a time. I’m using mixed media, but because it is World Watercolor Month, watercolor is the main tool.

I’m not very happy with this. I dragged out a cheaper set of watercolors and it turned out that it’s very difficult to use technical pen, gel pen, or colored pencil over it. In fact, I ruined my technical pen and I’m not sure I can save the white gel pen, either. Ah well! Live and learn. Hopefully, next week’s will be better.

Doodlewash Prompts:

  1. Rejoice
  2. texture
  3. playful
  4. quiet
  5. favorite color
  6. flow
  7. free

Remember -July is (drum beat) … WORLD WATERCOLOR MONTH! Be sure to check Doodlewash for giveaways and check out the cool World Watercolor Month items for sale! The goal is to raise money for The Dreaming Zebra Foundation and support arts education and our future artists.


To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here and scroll through to find one near you.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

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.

8 thoughts on “Doodlewash Doodles – July, Week 1

  1. oh serious wow!! I love everything about this!! what a great idea and it all flows together so well. cute little otter, by the way ❤

  2. What fun finding the Doodle that matches the prompt and yet it all comes together in a complete artwork. Well done! As for struggling with materials, it can’t be detected here.

    1. Much appreciated, Sharon! I’m never sure if I should say something about problems, but they are part of the artistic story. I know that when I look back on this particular piece I will remember struggling to get the pens to work over the paint, and wondering what I’d try next if I couldn’t get them to do so.

      1. As you teach on this blog as well as exhibit your artwork, I think it’s appropriate to describe problems you encounter. We do too, so this info is helpful. If this was a site meant to stimulate sales, I’d suggest that you imply you’re an artist magician – which I still think you are, anyway.

      2. Many thanks, Sharon. I do hope that I convey the idea that just because a painting doesn’t go the way you planned, that it’s a total loss. Sometimes it’s frustrating, but part of the art is making that unexpected 90 degree turn. You learn more from those experiences than the ones that work out perfectly, but only if you keep going.

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