Silk Moth Emergent


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Cocoon. Did you know that moths make cocoons, which are made of silk, but butterflies form a hardened skin called a chrysalis? #DoodlewashJanuary2021 Prompt: Cocoon. Did you know that moths make cocoons, which are made of silk, but butterflies form a hardened skin called a chrysalis?  This is the last page in thisContinue reading “Silk Moth Emergent”

Recycle Abstract


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Recycle Did you know that an entire load of recyclable material can end up in the landfill, because there was one non-recyclable item included? Zebra pen Mildliner Marker pens on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. @Hahnemühle_USA @ZebraPen #ZebraAmbassador @zebrateam_usa Artwork-Zebra pen Mildliner Marker & Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel pens on HahnemühleContinue reading “Recycle Abstract”

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 …”

Modern in Mildliner


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Modern Did you know that ‘Modern Architecture’ is a school of design popular from the beginning of 20th century through World War II. Hardly seems modern now, lol. I cut some paper lately and had some small pieces around 3 x 5 inches. I’m using them for a lot of the prompts this month,Continue reading “Modern in Mildliner”

Skeleton Keys


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Key. Did you know that the Skeleton Key was invented in Ancient Rome and was still in heavy use until after World War II? This is another page in my Hahnemühle ZigZag book, that I filled with backgrounds using a GelliArts printing plate. This time I used Zebra Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel PensContinue reading “Skeleton Keys”

Moldy Cheese


Artwork: Zebra Zensation Brush Pen and Mildliners on a Hahnemühle YouTangle tile It’s been a while since I just did a random doodle, so I colored up a tile with some mildliner pens and drew away with a flexible brush pen. Some cheese molds get pretty colorful, so I think this could pass. Did youContinue reading “Moldy Cheese”

Tutorial – How to Draw a Giant Alium


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Miya Himi Gouache on Hahnemühle Harmony Cold Press Watercolor Paper Are you looking for: the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #21 Zebra White on Black Pencil to Paint Tutorial The Green in a Grolier mini-review This is a repeat of the Giant Alium step-out. I’ve updated the text, addedContinue reading “Tutorial – How to Draw a Giant Alium”

The Queen’s Magic


Artwork-Blue Tea, Zebra Pen Technical Pen, PM-701 Permanent Marker and Sarasa Metallic Clip pens in a Hahnemühle Report and Art book Are you here for: The Life Imitates Doodles giveaway #20 Fun & Easy Giant Alium Step-out I’ve been drinking a lot of blue tea lately, so you can expect to see lots of tea-toned paperContinue reading “The Queen’s Magic”

Bubbles & Coins Bleedthrumanade


If you are looking for the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #13 , you can find it here. Front – Zebra Pen PM-701, Zensations Colored Pencil & Technical Pen and white gel pen over watercolor on a Hahnemühle YouTangle Tile. I painted the front of my YouTangle tile with watercolor, and sprayed it heavilyContinue reading “Bubbles & Coins Bleedthrumanade”

Idunna’s Gryphon – an ATC Humgryphon


The Weekly Wednesday Giveaway for this week ends at 11:59 PST tonight! Before I got into Zentangle, I was into ATC’s and I was as obsessed with that too. I don’t do them anymore preferring to work larger. I had a method of painting with acrylic, and then drawing with an India Ink Pitt BrushContinue reading “Idunna’s Gryphon – an ATC Humgryphon”