Emperor Angelfish – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Holbein and Winsor & Newton Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of Efraimstochter on Pixabay.

Did you know that the juvenile Emperor Angelfish looks so different from the adult that they were believed to be a different species up until 1993?

Tools:

Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper.

Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache:

  1. Brilliant Violet
  2. Cobalt Turquoise Light
  3. Naples Yellow

Holbein Designers Gouache:

  1. Turquoise Blue
  2. Katsura Blue
  3. Permanent White

Piglet – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Rosemary & Co R12 Pocket Dagger Brush. Photo courtesy of Gellinger on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Piglet

Did you know that pigs prefer to sleep nose to nose with each other?

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Joseph Zbukvic Watercolor Set No.1 Set of 3 Fine Artist Paint Brushes

 

 

Crinoid Limestone


Artwork: Zebra Pen ClickArt Retractable Marker Pen in a Hahnemühle Cappuccino sketchbook. Reference photo courtesy of glaciergary on Pixabay.

#Hahnemühle_USA #ZebraPen_USA #ZebraAmbassador

Doodlewash prompt: Limes. I’m being tricky again and drew a picture of limestone with crinoid (sea lilies, starfish, urchins, etc) fossils instead of limes.

Did you know that the Colosseum, the Sphinx, and many of the pyramids were built with limestone?

Squirrel Kit – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Rosemary & Co R12 Pocket Dagger Brush. Photo courtesy of Alexas_Fotos on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Squirrel

Did you know that squirrels have been known to chew shed rattlesnake skin, then lick their fur so their scent would be hidden from predators?

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Rosemary & Co R12 Pocket Dagger Brush

 

 

Lotus Blossom of Many Colors


I did a review of Alice Hendon’s ‘More Tangle Starts‘ book a couple of weeks ago. My first thought when I opened the book was that the paper would be fabulous for Origami. So I did one.

I used to do these Lotus Blossoms all the time, but it’s been a while, so it took me days, and I had to redo a lot of it. I did manage to tear in a couple of places because of the redos, but I was actually impressed at how well the paper held up.

Because it’s been so long, I checked out a tutorial. If you are interested in making one of these, the video is here.

Duckling- Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Rosemary & Co R12 Pocket Dagger Brush. Photo courtesy of TootSweetCarole on Pixabay.

Did you know that ducklings can swim almost immediately – as soon as their down dries after birth.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

  1. Wet Paint Artist Materials & Framing
  2. Hyatt’s All Things Creative
  3. Island Blue Print Co, Ltd

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Rosemary & Co R12 Pocket Dagger Brush

 

 

Cupcake – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Joseph Zbukvic Size 10 Round

Sketchbook Revival Prompt: Cupcake

For some reason the Amazon search feature isn’t bringing up Charlie O’Shields new Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food. You can find the link to it at his podcast site.

It’s the first day of the Sketchbook Revival Online Workshop! Two free art videos every day and a Facebook group to share your efforts. Today there are videos from Carla Sondheim & Charlie O’Shields! If you’ve already joined check your mailbox. If you haven’t, go to the Sketchbook Revival sign-up page.

Did you know that originally cupcakes were covered in Lard? Winston Churchill started the custom of icing them instead. Thank you, Winston!

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Joseph Zbukvic Watercolor Set No.1 Set of 3 Fine Artist Paint Brushes