#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Basket. Okay, so apples are gathered in barrels not baskets. But they both start with B, so I’m claiming it for the prompt.
Did you know apple seeds contain cyanide? Eat between 80 and 500 seeds in one sitting and you could make yourself sick! Apples aren’t the only fruit with cyanide in the seeds. apricots, cherries, peaches, pears, plums and prunes all have cyanide in their pits or seeds.
#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Vacation. I know I already did this prompt, but I did this one first, mislaid it and did the other. Finally found this one so
Did you know that Route 66, one of the original U.S. highways, became known as the ‘Mother Road’, but was first called ‘Bloody 66’ because of the many accidents that occurred on its narrow and twisted roads? Over the years, the road was made safer, then obsolete by new, high-speed highways.
I stained the postcard with a mix of Dried Butterfly Peaflower tea, and black tea to the map-like colors. The States were free-handed so not very accurate, but that wasn’t really the object. Once the background dried, I drew the States and car, then painted with watercolor.
Reference photo courtesy of Pexels.
Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen
Background: Dried Butterfly Peaflower Tea & Black Tea
Paint: Daler-Rowney Aquafine watercolor inks
Paper: Hahnemühle cold-press watercolor Postcard
Brush: ZenArt Black Tulip brushes
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Did you know that chickadees hide food like squirrels and similar animals do? Unlike most animals, though, the chickadee hides each item in a separate place and is able to remember where each item is. Some believe they can remember thousands of hiding places.
Playing with both a new paper and a new watercolor, so I kept going even after I felt the piece was done, just to try out a few things.
My giveaway of five Hahnemühle Cold Press Postcard Tins ends Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT. Have you entered yet?
#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Hedgehog
Did you know that hedgehogs can walk 1 or 2 miles in their evening search for food? That’s a lot of walking for those tiny legs!
Still learning the ins and outs of pigment-based watercolor ink. Turns out they mix okay with gouache, so I’m adding a little white to tone the color down here and there. I think the biggest challenge will be learning how much water I want to use. So what else is new when it come to watercolor, lol?