Emperor Angelfish – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Holbein and Winsor & Newton Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of Efraimstochter on Pixabay.

Did you know that the juvenile Emperor Angelfish looks so different from the adult that they were believed to be a different species up until 1993?

Tools:

Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper.

Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache:

  1. Brilliant Violet
  2. Cobalt Turquoise Light
  3. Naples Yellow

Holbein Designers Gouache:

  1. Turquoise Blue
  2. Katsura Blue
  3. Permanent White

Squirrel Kit – 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 Alexas_Fotos on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Squirrel

Did you know that squirrels have been known to chew shed rattlesnake skin, then lick their fur so their scent would be hidden from predators?

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Rosemary & Co R12 Pocket Dagger Brush

 

 

Cupcake – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Joseph Zbukvic Size 10 Round

Sketchbook Revival Prompt: Cupcake

For some reason the Amazon search feature isn’t bringing up Charlie O’Shields new Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food. You can find the link to it at his podcast site.

It’s the first day of the Sketchbook Revival Online Workshop! Two free art videos every day and a Facebook group to share your efforts. Today there are videos from Carla Sondheim & Charlie O’Shields! If you’ve already joined check your mailbox. If you haven’t, go to the Sketchbook Revival sign-up page.

Did you know that originally cupcakes were covered in Lard? Winston Churchill started the custom of icing them instead. Thank you, Winston!

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

 

REVIEW: ‘More Tangle Starts’ by Alice Hendon


In 2017, Alice Hendon published ‘Tangle Starts’, a collection of beautiful mixed media background pages. She’s followed up with another book ‘More Tangle Starts’

Alice also offered a copy for a giveaway (now closed)

To see a video walk-through and learn more about this excellent book, read my review of Alice Hendon’s ‘More Tangle Starts’ at Doodlewash.

Giveaway has ended:

Send me an email at LifeImitatesDoodles@gmail.com with:

  • MORE TANGLE STARTS – I WANT TO WIN A COPY‘ in the subject line
  • A sentence or two telling me what you would do with the book.

Giveaway ends on Sunday, March 15 at 11:59 PM PDT. I’ll announce the winner sometime on Monday, March 16.

White Tail Fawn – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 Photo courtesy of skeeze on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt ‘Fawn’. Did you know that the average white tail fawn has between 294 to 306 spots. Do you ever wonder who does these counts? Is that a job career? Fawn spot counter. I could get into a job like that.

I’m playing with some new colors that I might add to my every day palette. I’ll discuss those more, next week.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review).

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4

 

Chipmunk vs Ground Squirrel- Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 Photo courtesy of LoggaWiggler on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt ‘Chipmunk’. Okay, I must confess. I painted a ground squirrel not a chipmunk. I couldn’t resist this guy’s cheeky but relaxed pose.

Though close in looks and habits, the ground squirrel doesn’t have head stripes and has shorter ears. They never climb and tend to avoid wooded areas. Most notably, they don’t store food even though they hibernate.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review).

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4

 

 

Gold Dust Piranha – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Daniel Smith and Van Gogh watercolor on a Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Escoda Perla Round Size 8 and 12. Photo courtesy of Zoosnow on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt: Goldfish. I decided I had to find a different take on this prompt, so I decided to do a piranha. They do come in different colors, including the Gold Dust version.

Did you know that the piranha’s fierce reputation is greatly exaggerated? Some are even vegetarian!

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Van Gogh Speciality Palette & Van Gogh Black Watercolour A4 Pad

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