Ringtail Cat


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Ring. #Inktober2021 prompt: Loop. Did you know the Ringtail Cat can rotate their hind feet 180 degrees? Despite their name, they are members of the Raccoon family. Paper: Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor October Doodlewash Prompts Inktober 2021 prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Ringtail Cat”

Petunia Night Sky


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Night. #Inktober2021 prompt: Moon. Did you know the petals of the Galaxy Flower (botanical name: Petunia Night Sky) can be entirely white in cold temperatures, and entirely purple where it is hot? In the right temperatures, they’ll be purple with white splotches that make them look like they’re displaying the galaxy. Paper: Hahnemühle BambooContinue reading “Petunia Night Sky”

Ram Collision


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Ram. #Inktober2021 prompt: Collide. Did you know that scientists study rams hoping to find better ways to protect the brain from damage due to collision? That kind of makes sense, doesn’t it. Paper: Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Pixabay reference photo by Ivy105. October Doodlewash Prompts InktoberContinue reading “Ram Collision”

A Compass Rose


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Rose. #Inktober2021 prompt: Compass. Did you know the compass rose first appeared on charts and maps in the 1300’s? I haven’t had much time for art lately, and I wanted to try out the vintage Sarasa colors — Blue Black · Blue Gray · Green Black · Brown Gray · Red Black, Sepia BlackContinue reading “A Compass Rose”

Celebes Crested Macaque


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Headwear. #Inktober2021: Helmet. Did you know that Celebes Crested Macaque is often mistaken for an ape? They are monkeys, but have such a short tail that it isn’t always easily seen. On the other hand, that little crest on their head, like a helmet or headwear is easily seen! Pen-Zebra Technical Pen, Sarasa GrandContinue reading “Celebes Crested Macaque”

Where the Bugs Are


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Bug. #Inktober2021 prompt: Tick. Did you know that the name for an extreme fear of insects is called entomophobia? Paper: Hahnemühle Cappuccino Book Zebra Sarasa Grand Gel pen & Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel Pen October Doodlewash Prompts Inktober 2021 prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S.Continue reading “Where the Bugs Are”

Gingerbread House


This is a bit of a cheat because I drew this back in 2013. But I happened to come across this while I was thinking of ideas for the prompts and immediately thought it was perfect for these two. #DoodlewashOctober2021: House. #Inktober2021 prompt: Roof. Pigma Micron pen in a Clairefontaine Crok’book 2013 October Doodlewash PromptsContinue reading “Gingerbread House”

Stuck at the Airport


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Glue. #Inktober2021 prompt: Stuck. Due to mechanical problems on one plane I ended up with a six hour wait at the airport. It seemed appropriate to draw something for this prompt while I was stuck at the airport. Paper: Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketch Paper Pen-Zebra Sarasa Grand Gel Pen – Sepia Black October Doodlewash PromptsContinue reading “Stuck at the Airport”

Candy Jar With a Sour Expression


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Candy. #Inktober2021 prompt: Sour. Did you know that candy corn was introduced to the world by the Goelitz Confectionery around the turn of the 20th century? That company is now called Jelly Belly Candy Co., Paper: Hahnemühle Lilac 1584 Dot Grid sketchbook Pens-Zebra Sarasa Grand Gel pen, Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel Pen, Sarasa Fineliner &Continue reading “Candy Jar With a Sour Expression”

A Rose is a Rose Unless It’s an Apple


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Apples. #Inktober2021 prompt: Pick. Did you know that apples are a member of the Rose family along with pears, quinces, medlars, loquats, almonds, peaches, apricots, plums, cherries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, sloes. Who knew? Paper: Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Pixabay reference photo by Oldiefan. October Doodlewash PromptsContinue reading “A Rose is a Rose Unless It’s an Apple”