TUTORIAL: How to Draw a Chick with Zebra Pens


Can you scribble? Take that talent and draw this chick and other animals.

To learn how to draw my scribbly chick and more, read my tutorial at the Zebra Pen Z-Blog.

Big day for me today! Besides my tutorial, I have a review of REVIEW: Hahnemühle’s New Toned Watercolour Books coming up at Doodlewash sometime today.

REVIEW: The Art Toolkit by Expeditionary Art


When I saw the Art Toolkit from Expeditionary Art, it was a matter of love at first site. Now, one is mine. All mine.

Maria Coryell-Martin is an expeditionary artist. She has developed this kit and the included pocket palette, to stand up to the needs and extremes of polar conditions.

It’s so wonderful, I knew you’d want a review. You can find it here at Doodlewash.

Maria has also given me a code for 15% off purchases at her website (good until April 30th) and a demi-palette with five extra mini-pans for a giveaway (now closed).

I wish I had one of the Art Toolkits to give you, but the demi-palette is pretty nice, too! It’s half the size of a business card and holds 12 colors. Truly, an on-the-go palette you can fit in your pocket.

To Enter the Giveaway (closed – winner has been notified and has responded) :

Sorry, with all the COVID-19 dysfunction going on, I’m going to make this giveaway U.S. only.

Prize includes:

  • One Demi Palette with 12 mini pans
  • 5 extra mini pans
  • Drawstring bag for carrying palette
  • Expeditionary Art Button

Send me an email at LifeImitatesDoodles@gmail.com with:

  • I want to win a Demi-Palette‘ in the subject line
  • A sentence or two telling me what you would paint.

Giveaway ends on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 11:59 PM PDT. I’ll announce the winner sometime on Monday, April 6.

Battle Royale


As I was leafing through my copy of More Tangle Starts, I saw the shape of a strange little unicorn ridden by a strange little knight in armor. I could see his sword, but he just didn’t look very serious, so I gave him an opponent he might have a chance against. Maybe.

Artwork done with Zebra Pen Kirarich Glitter Markers and ClickArt Retractable Marker PensA!

REVIEW: ‘More Tangle Starts’ by Alice Hendon


In 2017, Alice Hendon published ‘Tangle Starts’, a collection of beautiful mixed media background pages. She’s followed up with another book ‘More Tangle Starts’

Alice also offered a copy for a giveaway (now closed)

To see a video walk-through and learn more about this excellent book, read my review of Alice Hendon’s ‘More Tangle Starts’ at Doodlewash.

Giveaway has ended:

Send me an email at LifeImitatesDoodles@gmail.com with:

  • MORE TANGLE STARTS – I WANT TO WIN A COPY‘ in the subject line
  • A sentence or two telling me what you would do with the book.

Giveaway ends on Sunday, March 15 at 11:59 PM PDT. I’ll announce the winner sometime on Monday, March 16.

REVIEW: ‘Tangle All Around the World’ by Alice Hendon


Last year, Alice Hendon invited the members of her ‘Tangle All Around’ Facebook group to submit tangle patterns for a book. Fifty contributors and 453 patterns later, Alice has published one of the largest collections of tangle pattern step-by-steps in the world.

To find out more, read my review of Alice Hendon’s ‘Tangle All Around the World’ at Doodlewash.

Review-Tangle Starts Planner, Into the Future by Alice Hendon. Giveaway closed.


Today my review of Alice Hendon’s latest book is up on Doodlewash. She sent me a copy for this review, and I bought a copy to give to one of you! As you can see from the photo, I’ve added some other goodies too!N

The winner of this giveaway was Chris Zar

One Winner will receive this Prize Package

  • Alice’s ‘Tangle Starts Planner, Into the Future
  • a tin of ARTEZA Colored Pencils, Professional Set of 48 Colors 
  • a 3-pack of Zebra Zensations Technical Pens 
  • a tin of Hahnemühle YouTangle tiles

Open Internationally.

~CLOSED~

To Enter

Leave a comment here telling me why you must have Alice’s book. 

This Giveaway Ends

… Saturday February 02, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST.  I’ll announce the winner on Sunday February 03 .  The winner will have 72 hours to respond or the prize package will be given away in a later giveaway.

I’ll be having a giveaway here each Wednesday. You don’t have to follow my blog to enter, but it will help you to remember to enter!

Want to buy some of this stuff right now?

‘Tangle Starts Planner, Into the Future’

Hahnemühle YouTangle Tiles (you can find my review here).

Zebra Zensations Technical Pens 

ARTEZA Colored Pencils, Professional Set of 48 Colors

Disclaimer: Alice sent me a copy of ‘Tangle Starts Planner, Into the Future’ to review. I bought the copy for this giveaway as well as the Zebra Zensations Pens and Arteza Colored Pencils. The tin of YouTangle tiles was provided by Hahnemühle_USA. I received no other consideration for this review. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.