#DoodlewashSeptember2021: Dandelion. ‘Cause this marmoset’s head makes me think of one!

Did you know that marmoset and tamarin monkeys are considered to be most primitive of all the monkeys? They lack a prehensile tail and opposable thumbs, have claws instead of nails and can’t change their expression.

  • Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen
  • Paint-Daniel Smith Watercolor & white gouache
  • Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Agave ‘The Natural Line’ Watercolor Paper
  • Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip and Fineline
  • Pixabay Reference Photo: by Kevinsphotos.


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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 “Marmoset

  1. What a charming painting! You are the master of texture! And such an interesting profile of this cutie. Can’t change expressions???!!! That reminds me of my childhood, when I’d make a horrible face and my mom would threaten that if I didn’t stop, my face would get “stuck” that way! hahahaha.

  2. I love the tamarin monkeys- I have some great photos I took at the Tampa zoo. your marmoset is pretty awesome, too. I have to tell you – I thought a marmoset was a kind of cat animal. so I was surprised to see a monkey like animal. silly me. hahaha!

  3. I didn’t know that about Marmosets–non-prehensile tail nor opposable thumbs. They seem to get to where they need to be, though. Frozen expression, though. I wonder how they communicate; possibly with those big eyes. Your posts always get me thinking, and I love how you paint these amazing creatures!

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