Tufted Capuchin


#DoodlewashSeptember2021 Prompt: Waterfall. Tufted capuchin are a common sight at Iguazu Falls, which straddles the border between Argentina & Brazil. Boy, I had to look hard to find a connection between this monkey and a waterfall, lol. Did you know that capuchins are considered the smartest of the new world monkeys. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical PenContinue reading “Tufted Capuchin”

Golden Lion Tamarin


#DoodlewashSeptember2021 Prompt: Corn. Um, these monkeys are kind of corn-colored. Right? If you don’t agree with that, surely you agree these guys are a-maize-ing! Did you know that the golden lion tamarin almost always gives birth to twins? I wanted the texture of gouache, but felt that Daniel Smith’s Aussie Red Gold watercolor was theContinue reading “Golden Lion Tamarin”

Squirrel


Doodlewash August Prompt: Squirrel. Did you know that squirrels are sneaky? They’ll pretend to bury food if they think other animals are watching, and then scurry off to hide it somewhere else. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Travel set Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Pixabay Reference Photo: by Wattsman111.Continue reading “Squirrel”

Bug Weevil Scarab


Doodlewash August Prompt: Wheatfield. ‘Cause this is the kind of fellow that farmers don’t wanna see in their wheatfields! This was identified as a bug weevil scarab on the reference photo. Did you know there are over 97, 000 species of weevil, and around 30,000 scarab beetles. I couldn’t find anything about a weevil scarab,Continue reading “Bug Weevil Scarab”

Australian Shepherd


Doodlewash August Prompt: Rabbit. A friend of a friend used to have a dog like this named Bunny. Close enough to the prompt for me! Did you know that Australian Shepherds are not Australian? They are believed to come out of the Basque region in Spain. Basque shepherds took the dogs to Australia with them,Continue reading “Australian Shepherd”

European Badger


Did you know that a male badger is called a boar, a female is a sow and the babies are cubs? The Welsh call them ‘moch daear’ which means ‘earth pig’. Pixabay reference by Wattsman111. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Travel set Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Reference PhotoContinue reading “European Badger”

Himalayan Blue Poppy


#DoodlewashAugust2021 Prompt: Poppy Did you know that bees prefer blue flowers, and that blue flowers are relatively rare – with only 10% of the world species producing that color. The blue himalayan poppy (not a true poppy) is rare enough in the wild that until 1922 it was considered a myth. I was using upContinue reading “Himalayan Blue Poppy”

Wombat at the Feast


Doodlewash Prompt August 2021: Koala. Koalas and wombats are related, but I like wombats better so that’s what I painted, lol. Did you know that wombats can run up to 25 miles an hour? Pixabay reference by pen_ash. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Arteza Gouache Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard Brushes: Etchr Gouache brushes Tools: ToContinue reading “Wombat at the Feast”

Penguin Kisses


Did you know that penguins ‘kiss’ by pecking or rubbing each others beaks, often banging their heads together at the same time? This is called a headbanging kiss. Pixabay reference by fungaifoto at Pixabay. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Arteza Gouache Paper: Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed Watercolor Postcard Brushes: Etchr Gouache brushes Tools: To find a list of dealers,Continue reading “Penguin Kisses”

The Perfume of Butterfly Peaflower Tea


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Perfume, Did you know that rubbing your wrists after applying perfume to them can distort the scent? Grabbed one of my Butterfly Peaflower Tea & black tea backgrounds to doodle one while waiting at the dentist’s office. Background: Dried Butterfly Peaflower Tea & Yorkshire Tea Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & PM-701 PermanentContinue reading “The Perfume of Butterfly Peaflower Tea”