REVIEW: Albrecht Dürer® Faber-Castell Artists’ Watercolor Markers


Ever dreamed about watercolor markers that are non-toxic, odorless and have high to maximum lightfastness?

Please check out my full review at Doodlewash to learn more about these professional quality markers!

REVIEW – The Hahnemühle Collection Watercolour Blocks and Sketch Pads


Hahnemühle has added the Collection to their mould-made watercolour papers, as well as sketch pads and pastel papers.

Please check out my full review at Doodlewash to learn more about thisextremely durable paper, and how I turned this painting …

… into this painting of Koi!

Morning Sun on Winter Wheat


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Opaque Watercolor and Gouache in a Beige Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook. Reference photo courtesy of Nelya on Pixabay.  

Doodlewash Prompt: Wheat

Did you know that wheat is used in particle board, paper, hair conditioners, adhesives, plastics, cups, golf tees, medical swabs, charcoal and more?

I don’t think it shows in the scan, but it ended up with almost an iridescent look around the wheat stalks, even though I didn’t use any metallics, iridescent, pearlescent or sparkly of any kind. I was surprised.

Tools:

Hahnemuhle Toned Watercolor Book (review)

Da Vinci Gouache: White Titanium

American Journey Watercolor

White Nights Pastel Watercolor set of six

Turner Watercolors – Spring Set: Citrus Yellow, Freshwater, Pale Wisteria, Turmeric

Grape Jelly


Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor, Van Gogh Metallic Gold & Copper and white gouache in a Grey Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook. Reference photo courtesy of labenord on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Grape Jelly

Grapes again! Did you know that there are more than 8,000 grape varieties?

Tools:

Hahnemuhle Toned Watercolor Book (review)

Van Gogh Speciality Palette

Permanent White Gouache

Green Beans


Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle Britannia Cold Press Watercolor Paper.

Doodlewash Prompt: Green Beans

Did you know that the Campbell’s company has estimated that approximately 40% of the Cream of Mushroom soup sold in the US goes into making green bean casserole?

Grapes to Raisins


Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor in a Grey Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook.

Doodlewash Prompt: Raisins

Did you know that the color of the raisin is determined by the way it is dried? The purply/black raisin is sun-dried, all the rest are dried by other means.

Tools:

Hahnemuhle Toned Watercolor Book (review)

Apricots


Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor in a Grey Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook. Reference photo courtesy of Nelya on Pixabay.  

Doodlewash Prompt: Apricot

Did you know that apricots are a member of the rose family and closely related to almonds?

Tools:

Hahnemuhle Toned Watercolor Book (review)

Olives


Artwork: Da Vinci Gouache in a Beige Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook

Doodlewash Prompt: Olives. Did you know that the olive is a fruit, not a vegetable?

I wanted to play with the idea of getting color in black, by using toned paper. I fudged a little by mixing my own blacks with Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna gouache – one mix a little more blue, and one more brown.

I was doing great, but my hand kept wobbling and messing up the line of the dish. I’d adjust, but the color would be a little different and so I had to repaint a larger area each time. Good thing I was using gouache and could easily repaint.

I wasted a little time with Paint 3D – not sure it’s going to work here.

Hahnemuhle Toned Watercolor Book (review)

Da Vinci Gouache

Pearls on Peach


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical pen, ClickArt Marker pens, Metallic Brush Pens, and Sarasa Clip Retractable Gel Ink Pens in a Hahnemühle 1584 notebook. Reference photo coutesy of jdurham at the Morguefile.

Doodlewash prompt: Pearl. Did you know that pearl oysters are born male and become female at around three years of age. Neat trick.

On Friday, I posted a painting I did on the seagreen-colored paper in one of my Hahnemühle 1584 notebooks. Today’s drawing was done in the 1584 with peach-colored paper.

To learn more about the 1584, you can read my review here at Doodlewash.

Tools:

Hahnemühle 1584 at:

Uni-Ball UM 153 Signo Broad Point Gel Pen

Watermelon on Seagreen


Artwork: Da Vinci Gouache in a Hahnemühle 1584 notebook.

Have you entered my Giveaway for Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour Books? Ends tonight!

It’s the first day of May, so it’s time to start the new Doodlewash prompts! And, not to toot my own horn, I was the one who came up with the list this month (okay, I tooted. The horn, that is).

Doodlewash prompt: Watermelon

Earlier this year, came out with the 1584 notebook, which is a dot grid journal with 40 pages of blank colored paper. I’ve been using one with lilac pages for a while now, but recently I received one that has a section of seagreen pages!

These books are not formulated for watercolor, but I like most Hahnemühle paper I’ve used, it handles it fairly well. So I grabbed a brush and some gouache and painted a watermelon on the green paper.

I want whole books of these colored papers! I love them! I got on of the books with peach paper too, so that will be up in a day or two.

To learn more about the 1584, you can read my review here at Doodlewash.

Tools:

Hahnemühle 1584 at:

Da Vinci Gouache