Xoloitzcuintli


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Historic. Did you know that Xoloitzcuintli (show-low-eetz-KWEENT-lee), also call the Xolo or Mexican Hairless, is believed to be the oldest dog breed in the Americas? Archaeological findings indicate they’ve been around for about 3,000 years. September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. andContinue reading “Xoloitzcuintli”

Playing with Bubbles


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Bubbles. Did you know the Sumerians were believed to have invented soap (and soap bubbles) approximately 3000 years ago? September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can find Zebra pen products here.

Gordon Setter


#DoodlewashAugust2022 prompt: Wafer. Wafer cones are a great favorite among all the family! Did you know the four setter breeds of dog, the Gordon setter, the Irish setter, the Irish red & white setter, and the English setter were all developed from the medieval setting spaniel, which was trained to point out birds, then lieContinue reading “Gordon Setter”

The Australian Shepherd


#doodlewashJune2022: Dog. Did you know that the australian shepherd is not from Australia? Some believe they made their entrance to the U.S. following their Basque masters who had immigrated to Australia then to the U. S. Others believe the breed are off-shoots of British Herding dogs like the collie. This is more of a sketchContinue reading “The Australian Shepherd”

Cocker Spaniel


#doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Bark. ‘Cause you know dogs do that. Did you know a spaniel came to America on the Mayflower? The two dogs on the ship were identified as a mastiff and a spaniel. There were only four recognized spaniel breeds at that time, so there’s a good chance it was a cocker spaniel. HahnemühleContinue reading “Cocker Spaniel”

The Newfoundland Dog


#doodlewashMay2022: Wave. Because Newfoundland Dogs are noted swimmers, rescuing people from freshwater and ocean waves alike. Did you know the history of the Newfoundland Dog isn’t known for sure, but there are three popular theories – They descended from: the ‘black ‘bear’ dogs brought to Newfoundland by Vikings around 1000 A.D. the now-extinct American BlackContinue reading “The Newfoundland Dog”

Skates vs Stingrays


#doodlewashFebruary2022 Prompt: Skates Did you know that while skates and stingrays look very similar, skates do not have stingers. Skates lay eggs, while stingrays bear live young – that doesn’t usually help you tell them apart unless you’re intruding on a very personal moment. Hahnemühle cold pressed Collection watercolor paper Paul Rubens Precipitated & SuperContinue reading “Skates vs Stingrays”

The Deutsch-Drahthaar


#doodlewashFebruary2022 Prompt: Whiskers. That wouldn’t be a bad name for a dog of this breed. Did you know that the Deutsch-Drahthaar is a hunting dog established in Germany during the 19th century? The German Wirehaired Pointer comes from the same bloodline, but many consider them different breeds because the breed registry has different requirements. HahnemühleContinue reading “The Deutsch-Drahthaar”

D is for Daschshund


#DoodlewashJanuary2022 Prompt: Daschshund. Did you know the first official mascot of the Olympic Games was a Dachshund named Waldi in 1972 and that the year’s marathon route was in the shape of a Dachshund? Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook Kuretake Real Clean Color Brush Pen Kuretake Cambio Tambien Brush Pen Kuretake Mangaka Flexible pen Pixabay reference photoContinue reading “D is for Daschshund”

Swiss Shepherd Puppy


DoodlewashDecember2021: Angel. ‘Cause if I had a dog like this I’d name her Angel. Did you know that the Swiss Shepherd shares the same origins as the German Shepherd, but only comes in white or cream, has a mellower personality and is more upright in stature. Yep! I feel much more confident using the PaulContinue reading “Swiss Shepherd Puppy”