Unbelievable Cactus In Stippling


Now are these cactus unbelievable because no one can believe such cactus exists or because they are unbelievably cool cactus.

I love words almost as much as I love drawing and painting and it gives me joy to come up with a title that can have more than one meaning. No doubt though – these cactus were done with the stippling – little dots – technique.

Thank you Alice for giving me this Cuttlelola dotspen. It IS unbelievably cool!

I’m taking off from posting, the rest of the week so Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate and I hope everyone has something wonderful to be thankful for whether they celebrate or not!

Dinner at the Black Hole Diner – Tangle Drawing


Artwork – Zebra Zensations Technical Pen on Hahnemühle Nostalgie Postcard

I started this one while at the airport, waiting to come home from Florida. Airports always feel a little bit like a black hole to me, sucking all the energy from you – hence the title.

Since I got home, I’ve played hide and seek with it, finding it and adding a bit, losing it and finding it again. I’m convinced it was hiding out in that Black Hole!

Desert Island Discs


Artwork – Desert Island Discs-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen on Hahnemühle Nostalgie Postcard

So I did manage to get all the episodes of Lost in Space Season 1 watched, but I wasn’t totally artless while doing so. I always have a set of my Zebra Zensations Technical Pens and Nostalgie Postcards sitting close to my chair.

So no list of favorites discs ( I don’t have favorites that way – they constantly change), just lots of linework.

A Peculiar Perspective In Insomnia


Artwork – Miya Arts Guauche, Zebra Zensations Calligraphy Pen and Zebra Pen Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pen in a Hahnemühle Cappuccino Book.

Note: I’ve been extremely disappointed with WordPress Premium and decided not to renew it. It ends today, and I’m not sure when I’ll get the chance to go online, so I apologize for any wonkiness on my blog that occurs before I get the chance to clean things up.

I get the occasional insomnia, and sometimes I do artwork because it helps stop my brain from firing on all pistons. The results are often peculiar.

Finding a page in my Cappuccino book that I had started drawing on, and abandoned, I covered it with gouache. The little that showed through suggested buildings, but cast shadows that didn’t go in the right direction.

I decided to just go with it. It’s peculiar, but who cares at 2:00 am?

Unicorn Hill


Artwork – Cuttlelola Electric Dotspen and White Uniball Signo Gel Pens in a Hahnemühle Cappuccino Book.

I love the rich tones in the Cappuccino Book and it’s perfect for the subtle textures made with a Cuttlelola dotspen. Add a little Uniball Signo white pen and magic happens – or it could just be the unicorn causing that!

This is one of those drawings where I just started with no plan beyond drawing a landscape. It’s always fun to do those.

Hahnemühle Cappuccino Book ( review)

Cuttlelola Electric Dotspen (review)

Catch Candy for Inktober


Artwork – Zebra Zensations Technical pens on Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Postcards

  • Official Inktober Prompt: Catch
  • Doodlewash Prompt: Candy

For today’s prompts, I decided to do a searching artistic abstract encompassing the spirtual result of reaching too deeply into the Halloween candy bag … okay, I admit it. I wasn’t where I could easily look up today’s prompts and so I just drew an abstract, figuring I could put a spin on it.

It does kind of look like the bottom of a bag full of candy, right?

Today is the 30th day of Inktober, where anyone who is interested is challenged to do an ink drawing every day! It’s almost over!

The official Inktober Prompt List.

And the Doodlewash prompt list for the month.

Zebra Pen is joining the fun with a month-long challenge, giving you the chance to win $250 dollars worth of pen products! Just follow zebrapen_us and zebrapen_canada on Instagram, and when you post your Inktober drawing there, use the hashtags #zensationschallenge #Inktober2019 and #Inktober.

Injured Bat for Inktober


Artwork – Zebra Zensations Technical pens & Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Postcards

Artwork-Zebra Technical Pen, Uniball Signo White and Miya Arts Watercolor on Hahnemühle Nostalgie Postcard

  • Official Inktober Prompt: Injured
  • Doodlewash Prompt: Bat

The Batariffe Alebrije is often mistaken for an injured bat.

It is only seen in the month of October, where it swoops down stealing candy from children. Afterwards, it falls into a sugar coma and hibernates the rest of the year.

With MIYA Solid Water Colors Palette-18 Colors and White Uniball Signo Gel Pen added

Today is the 29th day of Inktober, where anyone who is interested is challenged to do an ink drawing every day!

The official Inktober Prompt List.

And the Doodlewash prompt list for the month.

Zebra Pen is joining the fun with a month-long challenge, giving you the chance to win $250 dollars worth of pen products! Just follow zebrapen_us and zebrapen_canada on Instagram, and when you post your Inktober drawing there, use the hashtags #zensationschallenge #Inktober2019 and #Inktober.