REVIEW: Albrecht Dürer® Faber-Castell Artists’ Watercolor Markers


Ever dreamed about watercolor markers that are non-toxic, odorless and have high to maximum lightfastness?

Please check out my full review at Doodlewash to learn more about these professional quality markers!

REVIEW – The Hahnemühle Collection Watercolour Blocks and Sketch Pads


Hahnemühle has added the Collection to their mould-made watercolour papers, as well as sketch pads and pastel papers.

Please check out my full review at Doodlewash to learn more about thisextremely durable paper, and how I turned this painting …

… into this painting of Koi!

Stinkhorn


Artwork-Da Vinci Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press Reference photo courtesy of USAGI_POST on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt: Ice Cream. I wasn’t able to get anything specific done for this prompt because of my bad back, but these mushrooms I painted last month have a shape similar to ice cream scoops and shape is what it is all about this month. So I’m claiming it!

No facts today. Sorry!

Tools:

Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper.

Da Vinci Gouache:

California Scrub Jay – 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 272447 on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Blue Jays. I took the liberty of painting a scrub jay – they’re as blue as blue jays, since none of them are actually blue. It’s just a trick of the light. True fact.

Did you know that jays are related to magpies and crows?

Tools:

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Pearls on Peach


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical pen, ClickArt Marker pens, Metallic Brush Pens, and Sarasa Clip Retractable Gel Ink Pens in a Hahnemühle 1584 notebook. Reference photo coutesy of jdurham at the Morguefile.

Doodlewash prompt: Pearl. Did you know that pearl oysters are born male and become female at around three years of age. Neat trick.

On Friday, I posted a painting I did on the seagreen-colored paper in one of my Hahnemühle 1584 notebooks. Today’s drawing was done in the 1584 with peach-colored paper.

To learn more about the 1584, you can read my review here at Doodlewash.

Tools:

Hahnemühle 1584 at:

Uni-Ball UM 153 Signo Broad Point Gel Pen

Baby Giraffe – 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 5598375 on Pixabay.

Did you know that baby giraffes drop up to 6 ft when they are born, usually landing on their head. Surprisingly, most survive!

Doodlewash Prompt: Baby

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

 

REVIEW: Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour Books


Hahnemühle now has toned Watercolour books in beige and gray! Subtle tones that are great for urban sketching, plein air and just any time you want a more natural tone to your watercolor paintings.

Please check out my full review of this lovely at Doodlewash.

TUTORIAL: How to Draw a Chick with Zebra Pens


Can you scribble? Take that talent and draw this chick and other animals.

To learn how to draw my scribbly chick and more, read my tutorial at the Zebra Pen Z-Blog.

Big day for me today! Besides my tutorial, I have a review of REVIEW: Hahnemühle’s New Toned Watercolour Books coming up at Doodlewash sometime today.

Bull Terrier – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Brush: Silver Brush SLM Size 8 Round. Photo courtesy of pike_89 on Pixabay.

Did you know that the Bull Terrier is known as the clown of the dog world because of their goofy personalities. However, they are also known as gladiators of the dog world.

I’ve been doing my whites with opaque watercolors, and decided to use transparent this time. I need to spend more time with transparent colors because I still haven’t learned to use them as well as I should.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Silver Brush SLM Watercolor Set of 3

 

Little Lamb – Counting Sheep #8


Artwork – White Nights Pastel Watercolor set on Fabriano Artistico in a Mary Roff handmade sketchbook. Photo Courtesy of gamagapix on Pixabay.

Happy and healthy Easter to those that celebrate! Happy and healthy day to those that don’t!

It’s been a while since I did a sheep in my handmade Mary Roff sketchbook. I decided I wanted something of an abstract look to it, but still cute … so this is what I came up with.

So do any of you remember this old Mary had a Little Lamb alternative? I always liked it more than the original. I think it’s unknown provenance. At any rate, I don’t know who wrote, but (s)he had my sense of humor.

Mary had a little lamb,
A lobster and some prunes,
A glass of milk, a piece of pie,
And then some macaroons;
It made the naughty waiters grin
To see her order so,
And when they carried Mary out,
Her face was white as snow.

Remember this at your next feast!

You can read my review of Mary Roff’s excellent handmade sketchbooks here.