Teaser – Review of Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food Coming Tomorrow


Just one of the drawings I’ve done so far, from the exercises in Charlie O’Shields ‘Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food’.

I have a review with a video walk-through coming up on my blog, Saturday morning. I hope you’ll come check it out!

Piglet – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Rosemary & Co R12 Pocket Dagger Brush. Photo courtesy of Gellinger on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Piglet

Did you know that pigs prefer to sleep nose to nose with each other?

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Joseph Zbukvic Watercolor Set No.1 Set of 3 Fine Artist Paint Brushes

 

 

Something Green on Lilac


Artwork done with Zebra Pen’s cool new ClickArt Retractable Marker Pen & Kirarich Glitter Highlighters in a Hahnemühle Lilac 1584 sketchbook#Hahnemühle_USA #ZebraPen_USA #ZebraAmbassador

Doodlewash prompt: Something Green

Ruddy Shelduck – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Holbein Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Princeton Neptune Travel Brush, Series 4750, Round, Size 8 Photo reference courtesy of kumararunprasad on Pixabay.

Today, my hubby took a duck in his lunchbag.

Doodlewash prompt ‘Duck’.

You know, I was actually trying to find an Australian Shelduck, hence the fiery sky in the background. Then when I went to look up some facts, I realized the Pixabay reference photo I was using was of a Ruddy Shelduck, who only visits Australia via the zoo.

Found in NW Africa and Ethiopia, with a breeding area in SE Europe across central Asia to SE China, this duck is your pretty average duck, although they have a honk and resemble a goose in the air.

Chocolate Labrador Retriever Puppy – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Escoda Aquario Petit Gris Mop, Series 1130 Size 12 . Photo courtesy of Pezibear on Pixabay.

Did you know, that until 1960, the only color considered desirable for Labrador Retriever’s was black.? But black labs carry the chocolate, yellow and silver genes so they kept popping up, and they’re beautiful, so eventually the dog world wised up and all these colors are popular and bred for, these days.

Doodlewash prompt ‘chocolate’.

I don’t use many browns other than burnt sienna and occasionally a little burnt umber. I tend to mix other colors with these two to get the brown I want or mix purple and greens. But I do love Daniel Smith’s Piemontite Genuine.

It pairs well with Lavender. The challenge for this painting was to get that sheen of a healthy dog’s coat and I think the two were perfect. I sort of regret painting this particular scene on a postcard. A larger size would have allowed me to play with the sheen and all the textures more easily. One of these days, I’ll have to paint it again.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review).

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors 

Princeton Neptune Travel Brush, Series 4750, Round, Size 8

Fox Terrier – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and QoR watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Princeton Neptune Travel Round size 8. Photo courtesy of Pezibear on Pixabay.

Today, my hubby took a Fox Terrier in his lunchbag. Did you know that up until 1860, any dog small and fast enough to flush a fox out of his den was considered a fox terrier?

Doodlewash prompt ‘pets’.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

QoR Watercolor Half Pan Set of 12   (review)

Princeton Neptune Travel Brush, Series 4750, Round, Size 8

 

Someone You Love


I’ve been sharing lots of my older artwork, and today I’m really going for old!

The Doodlewash prompt for today was ‘Someone You Love’. Given that my 37th wedding anniversary is coming up next week, this drawing that I did of my husband in our first year of marriage seemed appropriate.

I have to confess – he has never had a beard, a mustache or a dragon. He does have a sword and shield, but they are purely ornamental.