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”

P is for Pear


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Pear. Did you know that pears were originally called butter fruit? Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen Pixabay reference photo from Couleur. January Doodlewash Prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada,Continue reading “P is for Pear”

O is for Owl


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Owl. Did you know that owls are zygodactyl – their feet have two toes that face forward and two facing back? Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen Pixabay reference photo from Graham-H. January Doodlewash Prompts Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “O is for Owl”

N is for Nose


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Nose. Did you know that dogs can smell separately with each nostril? Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen Pixabay reference photo from Foto-Rabe. January Doodlewash Prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. andContinue reading “N is for Nose”

M is for Mug


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Mug. Tomorrow, I have a review of the Kaleidolines Starter Kit that I’ve been using for this series. It will be posted at Doodlewash! Did you know the word “mug” was once boxing slang for striking someone in the face? Eventually, it came to refer to small photo portraits, which led to theContinue reading “M is for Mug”