Emerald Duck – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, watercolor and Van Gogh Interference watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of Pixel-mixer on Pixabay.

I’m having problems with my back, so my posting may be spotty for a few days. You never know with your back.

Doodlewash prompt: Emerald. My emerald duck didn’t come out very emerald-y and looks a bit dull, but he’s actually green and shiny because I used some interference colors on him.

Did you know that ducks have three eyelids? One on top, one on bottom, and a clear one on the side, that acts much like goggles!

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Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Greyhound – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of Bergadder on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt: Greyhound

Did you know that grey is an unusual color for a greyhound? And when they are grey, they are called blue? There are differing theories on the name’s origin, but one of the most popular is that the word came from the old English word ‘grei’, which meant dog, and ‘hundr’, which meant hunter.

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      Daniel Smith watercolor:

      Golden Puppy – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


      Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Daniel Smith watercolor and White Gouache on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of Chiemsee2016 on Pixabay.

      Doodlewash prompt: Golden

      Did you know that you can tell what color a golden retriever puppy will be as an adult, by looking at the tips of its ears?

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      Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

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        Blonde Bombshell Yak – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


        Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & PM-701, Daniel Smith watercolor and Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleedproof White on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of hbieser on Pixabay.

        Doodlewash prompt: Blonde. I’m sure this beautiful blonde is the envy of all the other yaks!

        Did you know that yak milk is often made into chhurpi, a hardened yak milk cheese can take several hours to chew. This cheese can be stored for years and is perfect for long trips in cold climates.

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        Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

          Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleedproof White

          Daniel Smith watercolor:

          Silver Fox – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


          Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of FoxTerrier  on Pixabay.

          Doodlewash prompt: Silver Fox

          Did you know that the silver fox is just a color variation of the red fox? About 10% of the population has the silver fur, and it varies from bluish gray to almost black.

          It’s funny the way that we perceive color. I used lavender, amethyst and a yellow orange, but given the deep shadows, I think you can be convinced that this is a silver fox in the dusk. Am I right?

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          Daniel Smith watercolor:

          Red Factor Canary – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


          Reference photo courtesy of achris  on Pixabay.

          Doodlewash prompt: Canary. A very quickly painted red-factor canary.

          Did you know that canaries come in many colors? Shades of yellow, of course, and green, orange, red, white, gray, and variations and combinations of all these colors. There are also different types – lizard, crested, frilled, belgian to name just a few of them.

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          Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press Watercolor paper

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          Schmincke Delft Blue Gouache

          Blue Crab – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


          Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of backpackerin on Pixabay.

          Doodlewash prompt: Blue Crab

          Did you know that the blue crab’s scientific name – Callinectes Sapidus – means ‘Savory beautiful swimmer’?

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          Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

          Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

          Daniel Smith watercolor:

          Cassowary- Postcards for the Lunch Bag


          Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Daniel Smith watercolor and Dr. Martin’s Bleedproof white on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard.

          Doodlewash prompt: Eggshell

          Did you know that the Cassowary is considered to be the world’s most dangerous bird? They have killed humans with their incredibly sharp claws. Their eggs come in various shades of pale green and blue. Once the female lays the eggs, she wanders off and the male takes care of them and then the chicks for up to a year.

          This was a BIG bird to fit on a postcard, so I used Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleedproof White to get the highlights on the feathers.

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          Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

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          Daniel Smith watercolor:

          Honey Badger – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


          Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard.

          Doodlewash prompt: Honey

          All the prompts this month are based off of items whose name is also a color, the idea being to get people to explore the colors on their palette. Since I came up with the list, I feel that I should do all the prompts this month, but I still have to my postcards for the lunch bag, so I’ll have to get creative for some of these.

          I decided to go with the Honey Badger for this prompt. Admittedly, he isn’t colored like honey, but I did do a honey-like background.

          Did you know that the honey badger has been known to attack lions? They aren’t actually badgers at all, being closely related to wolverines.

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          Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

          Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

          Daniel Smith watercolor:

          Guanaco – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


          Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Photo courtesy of MonicaVolpin on Pixabay.

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          Did you know that some experts believe the Guanaco is the wild descendant of the llama, while other experts believe they are the ancestors of the llama?

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          Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

          Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

          Daniel Smith watercolor: