The Doodlewash Bash

Artwork- Zebra Pen Technical Pen in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchbook

Doodlewash prompts: Walk, Monster, Party, Door

Sung to the tune of Monster Mash

On a walk through the graveyard, late one night
My eyes beheld an eerie sight.
All the monsters were gathered there,
To party down and paint plein air.

They did the wash, they did the Doodlewash
October prompts, they were awesomesauce.
They did them all, it was quite the romp
When the monsters did the Doodlewash prompts.

With watercolor, a zombie clown,
He was painting with mummy brown.
Wolfman was sketching Frankenstein,
With Conte crayon in bone and sanguine.

Repeat Chorus

On vellum skin worked the graveyard ghouls,
Rubbing headstones with their graphite tools,
With oozing hands, the living dead,
Smeared face paint on Pumpkin Head.

Repeat Chorus

Engraving symbols into the floor,
And onto the mausoleum door,
Skeleton shaved into stone
Using nothing but his finger bone.

Repeat Chorus

For history buffs, in the 16th and 17th centuries,Mummy brown was made from the ground-up remains of real people mummies. Eventually, artists found out and the practice was ended. You can still get a color called Mummy brown, but we hope no mummies were harmed in the making of it.

Sanguine is the Latin word for blood, and some chalk, crayons, pastels and ink of color that resembles dried blood are commonly called by that name.

Vellum was originally made from calf or sheep skin, but legends often refer to occult books bound with human vellum skin.

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.

12 thoughts on “The Doodlewash Bash

  1. All so clever — the artwork and the poem! But, although very interesting, the descriptions of the…ingredients…of the art supplies is totally gross! Perfect for Halloween. :O

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