Bubbles the Hel Kitty from Beyond the Veil


#DoodlewashAugust2021 Prompt: Bubbles. #DoodlewashSeptember2021 Prompts: Kitty & Puppy. Four years ago, I did a weird little drawing that I called Creature from Beyond the Veil. Facebook brought it up as a memory. I always thought the crittur looked a lot like a rather friendly Hel Hound, and so I decided to do a Hel Kitty,Continue reading “Bubbles the Hel Kitty from Beyond the Veil”

Crathes Castle Topiary


#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Castle. Did you know that topiary can be traced back to Julius Cesar, who made it all the rage? Of course, the Greeks, Chinese and Japanese were creating similar things before that under different names. I decided it had been a while since I did something entirely with pen and marker, and thisContinue reading “Crathes Castle Topiary”

A Lion, the King of Cats and a Dire Wolf …


Have you sent for a Hahnemühle Freebie sample of The Collection Watercolor paper yet? Find how here. Doodlewash prompt: Novel When I looked at these two pages in my gouache/GelliArts ZigZag book, I immediately saw some figures. Instead of painting with more gouache, this time I squirkled with gel pens to bring out the shapes.Continue reading “A Lion, the King of Cats and a Dire Wolf …”

The Merciless Pirate


Artwork: Zebra Pen Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel Pens on Hahnemühle cold press Watercolor postcard. Doodlewash prompt: Pirate Another one of the creatures that creep through the Autumn nights, the pirate is feared for his fierce attitude and merciless ways!

Taking a Day Off From the Internet


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical pen & Zebra Pen Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pen on Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Postcard Back in October, I did a pen and ink drawing for the Inktober challenge and I decided some of them needed to be colored in. I kind of wish I hadn’t with this one. Anyhoo, I’m taking tomorrowContinue reading “Taking a Day Off From the Internet”

Tutorial – How to Draw a Zebra on Black Paper


Pencil to Paint Tutorial Artwork-Uniball Signo White Broad pen and Zebra Pen Sarasa Metallic Clip Pens in Hahnemühle black book I don’t have any black-paper postcards, but I’ve been cutting some out of my Hahnemühle Black Book. I hate to do that, but drawing on black is so quick and I love the paper soContinue reading “Tutorial – How to Draw a Zebra on Black Paper”

Review-Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black


Did you know that watercolor paper now comes in black? Huh!? Watercolor? And Black Paper? My review of the new Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black is up at Doodlewash!

Duck on Black


Artwork-Sakura Moonlight Gelly Roll & Zebra Pen Metallic Brush Pen in Hahnemühle black book Are you looking for: The Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #19 My Fun & Easy Echo Technique Tutorial Tomorrow, my hubby takes a Duck in his lunchbag. Doodlewash prompt: Duck. Did you know that ducklings are born without waterproof feathers?Continue reading “Duck on Black”

Giant Panda in a Black Book


If you are here for the Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #4, you can find it here. The Hahnemühle Black Book is one of the prizes in this week’s giveaway! Artwork: Zebra Pen Milk-color and Signo Uniball White gel pen in a Hahnemühle Black Book. Today my hubby took a Giant Panda in his lunch bag. DidContinue reading “Giant Panda in a Black Book”