REVIEW: ‘Tangle All Around the World’ by Alice Hendon


Last year, Alice Hendon invited the members of her ‘Tangle All Around’ Facebook group to submit tangle patterns for a book. Fifty contributors and 453 patterns later, Alice has published one of the largest collections of tangle pattern step-by-steps in the world. To find out more, read my review of Alice Hendon’s ‘Tangle All AroundContinue reading “REVIEW: ‘Tangle All Around the World’ by Alice Hendon”

REVIEW: Miya Arts Solid Watercolor Palette


It’s cute! It’s practical! It’s under $20! This set includes 18 solid pan watercolors, a carrying case, a waterbrush and six sheets of bookmark sized paper. If you’ve been looking for a set to use on the go, for your sketchbooks, journals and coloring or just for practice … … Check out my review ofContinue reading “REVIEW: Miya Arts Solid Watercolor Palette”

REVIEW – Hahnemühle Postcards


Postcards are a fantastic size for quick, relaxing artwork, and friend and family are thrilled to receive them. I paint or draw something on a postcard five days a week – to slip into my husband’s lunchbag each day. I use postcards from Hahnemühle, so if you’ve followed my work for any length of time,Continue reading “REVIEW – Hahnemühle Postcards”

Tutorial – How to Draw a Fennec Fox Using Zebra Pens


Today, my tutorial showing how to draw a Fennec Fox on black paper, using Zebra Pens metallic brush pens and an assortment of Sarasa Retractable Clip Pens. Head over to the Zebra Pen Z-Blog and read my tutorial to find out how it’s done! Don’t forget to check out today’s Weekly Wednesday Giveaway. It hasContinue reading “Tutorial – How to Draw a Fennec Fox Using Zebra Pens”

Princeton Travel Brushes Review


As part of the World Watercolor Month, Princeton Artist Co. sent me their two new travel sets – one Neptune set and one Elite set. Each has four rounds and a cool brush holder. What is the set like? How do they differ from the traditional Neptune and Elite brushes? Head over to Doodlewash andContinue reading “Princeton Travel Brushes Review”

Aqua Elite Review


Are you looking for: Tutorial – How to Paint with QoR Iridescent Watercolors Tutorial – How to Draw and Paint a Rooster As part of the World Watercolor Month, Princeton Artist Co. sent me five of their Aqua Elite series of brushes. I received some cool specialty shapes – a dagger, a rigger, a mottlerContinue reading “Aqua Elite Review”

Cactus Garden on Indigo


Schmincke Watercolor & Escoda Aquario Petit Gris size 12 brush on Indigo Hot Press paper. The textured effect was achieved using salt and sprayed water. the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #21 The Green in a Grolier: a mini-Review Tutorial – How to Draw a Giant Alium Garden Back in May, around my birthday,Continue reading “Cactus Garden on Indigo”

The Green in a Grolier: a mini-Review


Are you looking for: the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #21 Zebra White on Black Pencil to Paint Tutorial No one makes more beautiful sketchbooks than Paperblanks. The book I’m reviewing here is actually the Guest book version of their Grolier Ornamentali. But it is the blank page version, the paper is smooth, high-qualityContinue reading “The Green in a Grolier: a mini-Review”

Tutorial: Easy Rainy Day Urban Landscape


A while back, I did a painting that I thought was super simple, but my readers said it wasn’t. I listened, and simplified it even more. You can paint this rainy day urban scene without worrying about proportion, perspective or technique. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s fun! The tutorial, complete with video, can beContinue reading “Tutorial: Easy Rainy Day Urban Landscape”

REVIEW: Ecoline Watercolor Brush Pen Set


Watercolor? Brush? Pen? Marker? What are these things? And are these colors wonderful or what? My review of Royal Talens Multicolor Ecoline Watercolor Brush Pen Set has been posted at Doodlewash.