Artwork: Zebra pen Mildliner brush pens and Zebra Pen Metallic Brush Pen on a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Postcard.
I realized I didn’t have anything but my daily doodles for today and tomorrow, so I did some quick abstracts to post.
Ever wonder why buttons are on opposite sides for men and women? Most men dressed themselves, and most being right-handed, it was easier to have buttons on the right. Most women of wealth were dressed by someone else, and left-sided button were easier to see. As usual in this world, poor people seldom had buttons so no one cared how they dressed.
This is my painting from Melissa Gannon’s fifth class.
Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Pressed
This was actually my second try. It was a fairly difficult painting with such a dramatic sunrise. I did my first try in the journal I’ve made using watercolor on WSH150 Cold Pressed. It’s a watercolor paper that’s over 60 years old and you can’t really find paper of this quality any more. That said, I’m not used to those qualities and things don’t always come out the way I expect.
There are some things about this version that I like better, but I think the second version is better overall. Better composition and a tidier feel.
It was fun seeing the difference the paint and paper made.
Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical pen, and colored pencil over watercolor on Hahnemühle Cézanne Hot Press.
Doodlewash Prompt: Tomatoes. Did you know the scientific name for tomato is Lycopersicon lycopersicum, which means wolf peach?
Gloaming is a word (more or less obsolete) for twilight or dusk. I’ve always loved it but it isn’t a word you often use.
This picture was an experiment. It was another painting that I washed away under the tap. The colors were too staining though and remained pretty bright. I decided to draw and then color my tomatoes with colored pencil. I looked at the result and immediately thought ‘it’s tomatoes seen in the gloaming after a rain’.
I still don’t really like the piece, but it’s more interesting than it was before and, at least I got to use the word gloaming, lol.
Doodlewash Prompt: Red Pepper. I believe the variety shown in my painting is a Black Pearl pepper, which turn red when mature.
Did you know that the capsicum annuum is a fruit that is both male and female? It is known as Sweet Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Chili Pepper, Christmas Pepper, Sweet Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Chili Pepper, Christmas Pepper, Ornamental Chili Pepper, and Red Pepper.