Z is for Zebra


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Zebra. Did you know that zebras have flatter backs than horses, which make them unsuitable for riding or pulling carts? Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen Pixabay reference photo from herbert2512. January Doodlewash Prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers,Continue reading “Z is for Zebra”

Y is for Yeti


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Yeti. Did you know that you need a special permit before you can hunt the Yeti? Rules were established in 1959 – you can photograph them, but killing them isn’t allowed (except in self-defense) and any evidence found must be give to the Nepalese authorities. Sounds reasonable to me. I did some experimentingContinue reading “Y is for Yeti”

X is for Xylophone


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Xylophone. Did you know that other names for xylophones, over the years, were “wooden clatters” and “straw fiddles”? This is my least favorite of this project, but also the one that I did the quickest. Sometimes quick can lead to good things. Sometimes, not so much, lol! Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real CleanContinue reading “X is for Xylophone”

W is for Wheel


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Wheel. Did you know that it is believed that wheels were first used as potter’s wheels, and it was probably 300 years after that before the wheel was used for transportation? Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen Pixabay reference photo fromContinue reading “W is for Wheel”

V is for Violet


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Violet. Did you know there is a chemical (ionine) in violets, that lessens your sense of smell temporarily? That’s why you can smell a violet’s scent for a moment and then it seems to go away. This painting was a real challenge. First, when I got to the prompt, I realized that thereContinue reading “V is for Violet”

U is for Umbrella


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Umbrella. Did you know umbrellas were used in Ancient Egypt as far back as 4,000 years ago? The Chinese waterproofed them with wax and lacquer in the 11th century BC. Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen Pixabay reference photo from Anrita1705.Continue reading “U is for Umbrella”

T is for Tortoise


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Tortoise. Did you know a turtle’s shell (and a tortoise is a land turtle) has nerve endings and is sensitive to touch? So yes, you can pet them and they might like it or they might not! Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen Kuretake MangakaContinue reading “T is for Tortoise”

S is for Seal


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Seal. Did you know that seals are most closely related to bears, as well as to badgers, skunks and red pandas? Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen Pixabay reference photo from Wildfaces. January Doodlewash Prompts Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “S is for Seal”

R is for Rose


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Rose. Did you know that the Cathedral of Hildesheim, in Germany, has a rose bush growing on its wall, whose presence was documented as far back as A.D. 815? That makes it over 1000 years old! Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen Kuretake Mangaka FlexibleContinue reading “R is for Rose”

Q is for Quilt


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Quilt. Did you know that quilted clothing was used under chain-mail armor? It helped prevent both chafing of the skin and rusting of the metal. Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen Pixabay reference photo from JamesDeMers. January Doodlewash Prompts Tools: ToContinue reading “Q is for Quilt”