Gaut’s Interlace

#DoodlewashOctober2021: Chain. #Inktober2021 prompt: Connect. Did you know that Gaut (around 900AD) was a Norse sculptor, known for crosses on the Isle of Man (aka Mann)? The design I’ve used here was based on a ring-motif he often used, now called Gaut’s Interlace. A few years back, I created a step-out for the pattern. AnotherContinue reading “Gaut’s Interlace”


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Fall. #Inktober2021 prompt: Splat. Did you know that the word pratfall now refers to any kind of humiliating blunder, but originally meant you fell on your butt? A planned pratfall was a consider high comedy in 1930’s vaudeville and burlesque. A quick drawing I did while flying home last week. Hahnemühle Nostalgie Postcard ZebraContinue reading “Pratfall”

Open Door

#DoodlewashOctober2021: Door. #Inktober2021 prompt: Open. I started out to do something totally abstract and suddenly decided I wanted to do a roundish door such as you would find on a hobbit house. Nothing so grand as Bilbo Baggin’s house, but I think it looks comfy enough! Hahnemühle Nostalgie Postcard Zebra Technical pen & Zebra SarasaContinue reading “Open Door”

Stuffed Animals on the Shelf

#DoodlewashOctober2021: Stuffed Animal. #Inktober2021 prompt: Fuzzy. Did you know the first stuffed animal was a pincushion elephant, created by Margarete Stieff? Paper: Hahnemühle Cappuccino Book Zebra Technical Pen ZenArt Watercolor Set October Doodlewash Prompts Inktober 2021 prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.Continue reading “Stuffed Animals on the Shelf”

Petunia Night Sky

#DoodlewashOctober2021: Night. #Inktober2021 prompt: Moon. Did you know the petals of the Galaxy Flower (botanical name: Petunia Night Sky) can be entirely white in cold temperatures, and entirely purple where it is hot? In the right temperatures, they’ll be purple with white splotches that make them look like they’re displaying the galaxy. Paper: Hahnemühle BambooContinue reading “Petunia Night Sky”

A Compass Rose

#DoodlewashOctober2021: Rose. #Inktober2021 prompt: Compass. Did you know the compass rose first appeared on charts and maps in the 1300’s? I haven’t had much time for art lately, and I wanted to try out the vintage Sarasa colors — Blue Black · Blue Gray · Green Black · Brown Gray · Red Black, Sepia BlackContinue reading “A Compass Rose”

Where the Bugs Are

#DoodlewashOctober2021: Bug. #Inktober2021 prompt: Tick. Did you know that the name for an extreme fear of insects is called entomophobia? Paper: Hahnemühle Cappuccino Book Zebra Sarasa Grand Gel pen & Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel Pen October Doodlewash Prompts Inktober 2021 prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S.Continue reading “Where the Bugs Are”

Gingerbread House

This is a bit of a cheat because I drew this back in 2013. But I happened to come across this while I was thinking of ideas for the prompts and immediately thought it was perfect for these two. #DoodlewashOctober2021: House. #Inktober2021 prompt: Roof. Pigma Micron pen in a Clairefontaine Crok’book 2013 October Doodlewash PromptsContinue reading “Gingerbread House”

Stuck at the Airport

#DoodlewashOctober2021: Glue. #Inktober2021 prompt: Stuck. Due to mechanical problems on one plane I ended up with a six hour wait at the airport. It seemed appropriate to draw something for this prompt while I was stuck at the airport. Paper: Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketch Paper Pen-Zebra Sarasa Grand Gel Pen – Sepia Black October Doodlewash PromptsContinue reading “Stuck at the Airport”

Waterwheel Abstract

#DoodlewashAugushtPrompt: Waterwheel. Did you know that there are three types of waterwheel? There are horizontal waterwheels, undershot vertical waterwheels, and the overshot vertical waterwheels. I received a really great gift of customized Erin Condren sketchbooks from my good friend, Alice Hendon, and I used one for this tangled abstract. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen 0.8Continue reading “Waterwheel Abstract”