Great White …

Pelican. Hah! Bet you were expecting a shark, lol. But they aren’t the only great whites. Now for the other shocker. This pelican is my painting for the #DoodlewashAugushtPrompt: Bell.

Here’s the logic —

  • Crotalus is the name for a clapper inside a bell.
  • Onocrotalusonos is an ancient Greek word for donkey.
  • Ass-clapper was an ancient name for the pelican.
  • The scientific name for the Great White pelican is Pelecanus onocrotalus.

So a pelican is a perfect fit for a prompt of bell. Am I the only one who is reminded of my Big Fat Greek Wedding here?

Pixabay reference by Stevebidmead at Pixabay.

  • Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor
  • Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard
  • Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip 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.

8 thoughts on “Great White …

  1. Your creativity is showing! I am reminded of my mom: “Here is the story of the pelican: his bill can hold more than his bellican!” Sweet memory. And I must say this white specimen is LUMINOUS!

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