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”

Crathes Castle Topiary


#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Castle. Did you know that topiary can be traced back to Julius Cesar, who made it all the rage? Of course, the Greeks, Chinese and Japanese were creating similar things before that under different names. I decided it had been a while since I did something entirely with pen and marker, and thisContinue reading “Crathes Castle Topiary”

Weathering the Storm 7 & 8


#DoodlewashMay2021 Prompts: Farm and Running I’m going to be extra busy tomorrow, so I’m posting the last whole drawing today, with the last two bits. I have a review coming up on Wednesday the 19th, so be sure to check in! Zebra Zensations Technical Pen on Hahnemühle Nostalgie Paper. Close up for Farm: Close upContinue reading “Weathering the Storm 7 & 8”