The Non-elephant Hippopotamus

Did you know that hippos are not related to elephants? But they are related to giraffes, moose, camels, cows, sheep – something to do with 4-chambered stomachs. What a wonderful world we live in!

This is my first acrylic painting in a long time! It’s going to take me a while to get used to it. I’m still trying to decide which brushes to use, Hahnemühle sent me five different kinds of acrylic paper to play with. You know this means a giveaway is coming up in the near future!

Doodlewash doesn’t accept acrylics – it’s a watercolor, gouache, drawing and sketching site. But nobody will scream if I use the daily prompts as inspiration for my acrylic, as long as I don’t post it at Doodlewash itself. The prompt for today was elephant.

Pixabay reference by LionMountain on Pixabay.

  • Paint-Liquitex & Holbein Acrylic & Acryla Gouache
  • Paper: Hahnemühle Acryl Paper
  • Brushes: Callia Mixed Media Brushes


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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.

6 thoughts on “The Non-elephant Hippopotamus

  1. Absolutely love all the texture and color you’ve used here. Lots of energy and those eyes! Amazing, Sandra!

  2. Your transition from watercolor to acrylic….seemed pretty seamless! This is wonderful work. Who knew the hippo skin could bring such beauty! 🙂

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