G is for Groundhog


#doodlewashFebruary2022: Groundhog Did you know that groundhogs are also known as woodchucks, but it has nothing to do with wood? It’s from their Algonquian name, ‘wuchak’. Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen Pixabay reference photo from JackBulmer. February Doodlewash Prompts Tools: To findContinue reading “G is for Groundhog”

E is for Ear


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Ear. Did you know your earlobes continue to grow throughout your lifetime? Your nose does too, and the bottom of your earlobe and end of your nose line up (except for growth spurts when you’re a child). Now, I’ve run out of month to fill the Nostalgie sketchbook that I’m using. I haveContinue reading “E is for Ear”

D is for Daschshund


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Daschshund. Did you know the first official mascot of the Olympic Games was a Dachshund named Waldi in 1972 and that the year’s marathon route was in the shape of a Dachshund? Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen Pixabay reference photoContinue reading “D is for Daschshund”

C is for Caboose


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Caboose. Did you know that originally a caboose was a ship’s galley? The name was later used to describe the freight-train car used by crew for eating and resting. That car was usually the last one on the train, so then caboose became a word for something that follows behind. Which is howContinue reading “C is for Caboose”

B is for Banana


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Banana. Do you know how the banana got its name? One theory is that the small finger-length bananas first traded, were given the name by Arabic traders after their word for finger – banan. Others, believe it came from the Guinean name, banema. But, I think a banana by any other name, wouldContinue reading “B is for Banana”

A is for Aardvark


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Aardvark. I ran out of alphabet for the month, so I’m starting over! Did you know that Aardvarks walk on their toes, rather than on the soles of their feet? Did you know that animals who do this are called digitigrades? Did you even know such a thing existed? I sure didn’t, lol.Continue reading “A is for Aardvark”

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”