Tutorial – How to Draw an Oyster Shell


I’m going to be visiting family who couldn’t make it to Mom’s funeral, so I’ll be still be missing off and on for a while. When I’m done with the traveling back and forth, the last Weekly Wednesday Giveaways will be launched. It includes a copy of Alice Hendon’s new ‘Tangle Around the World’! ForContinue reading “Tutorial – How to Draw an Oyster Shell”

Tutorial – How to Draw a Zebra on Black Paper


Pencil to Paint Tutorial Artwork-Uniball Signo White Broad pen and Zebra Pen Sarasa Metallic Clip Pens in Hahnemühle black book I don’t have any black-paper postcards, but I’ve been cutting some out of my Hahnemühle Black Book. I hate to do that, but drawing on black is so quick and I love the paper soContinue reading “Tutorial – How to Draw a Zebra on Black Paper”

Tutorial – How to Draw a Grove of Trees


Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black Are you here for: the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #20 Tea With Dumbo- Pencil to Paint Tutorial Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black review This is a repeat of the Grove step-out. I’ve updated the text and added a new header example. Sorry – I didn’tContinue reading “Tutorial – How to Draw a Grove of Trees”

Three Roads Fun & Easy Tutorial


This is a revised version of one of my previous Fun & Easy Landscape posts. Instead of step-outs, today I’m showing you some composition tips.  The composition is the layout of your work, how it all fits together, no matter what the subject of your landscape. Hints for an Fun & Easy landscape.  Keep itContinue reading “Three Roads Fun & Easy Tutorial”

Baby Blues – Pencil to Paint


If you are looking for the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #16 , you can find it here. Doodlewash prompt ‘Baby Blues’. Pencil to Paint is a bit misleading for today’s mini-tutorial because I didn’t use either pencil or paint, lol. Using tea or coffee to stain your paper is well-known technique for achievingContinue reading “Baby Blues – Pencil to Paint”

Tuesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways


Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is posted on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Be sure to visit tomorrow for my Weekly Wednesday giveaway! Artwork: A Pig, A Bird & a Flower – Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Fountain Pen & Colored Pencil, and watercolor on Hahnemühle YouTangle Tile. Zentangle Challenges The Daily New Tangle Challenge Pattern-Collections DailyContinue reading “Tuesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways”

Saturday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways


Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways is posted on Tuesdays and Saturdays. If you are looking for the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #10, you can find it here. It ends tonight! Artwork: Spider’s View of the Sunrise-Zebra PM-701 & Ecoline Watercolor brush pens in Hahnemühle Report & Art book Zentangle Challenges The DailyContinue reading “Saturday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways”

Playing with Shape Tape and Watercolor Techniques


This is a repost of artwork from 2014, that I did while playing with techniques ala Jeanette Carbonetti, who wrote the ‘Tao of Watercolor’.  It’s a very loose style, where you apply the paint and then follow where it leads. In a seeming change of subject, Frog Tape just came out with a brand ofContinue reading “Playing with Shape Tape and Watercolor Techniques”

Pink Fairy Armadillo: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial


If you are looking for Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #7, you can find it here. Did you know that the Pink Fairy Armadillo really exists? Although, I don’t think they have wands, tutus or tiaras like the one I’ve drawn today. A native of Argentina, they resemble a shrimp with a hairy underside.Continue reading “Pink Fairy Armadillo: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial”

Ring-Tailed Coati: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial


If you are looking for Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #7, you can find it here. Drawn with Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and painted on Hanemühle Rough watercolor postcard using watercolors, a Princeton Velvetouch Long Round and a Princeton Neptune Quill 4. I apologize that I can’t identify all the colors in this painting.Continue reading “Ring-Tailed Coati: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial”