Oranda Goldfish


Today, my hubby took a Fancy Goldfish in his lunchbag. The Doodlewash prompt for April 5 is Goldfish. Descended from wild carp, most of the fancy goldfish species were developed in China and a few in Japan. Oranda means ‘flower of the water’. Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Qor Watercolor on Hahnemühle Cold Pressed WatercolorContinue reading “Oranda Goldfish”

Review: Hahnemühle ZigZag Book


If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that I love doing reviews and have done many of them. Preferences and opinions vary, so I try not to overweight these reviews with my personal feelings. But I’ve got to say that I really loved working in the ZigZag. It all justContinue reading “Review: Hahnemühle ZigZag Book”

Ring-Tailed Coati: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial


If you are looking for Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #7, you can find it here. Drawn with Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and painted on Hanemühle Rough watercolor postcard using watercolors, a Princeton Velvetouch Long Round and a Princeton Neptune Quill 4. I apologize that I can’t identify all the colors in this painting.Continue reading “Ring-Tailed Coati: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial”

To The Last Drop: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial


If you are looking for the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway, you can find it here. And did you catch my Rainy Day Fun & Easy Tutorial at Doodlewash? #Cow was one of the February prompts on Doodlewash and the reference photo I used was courtesy of Wallner at Pixabay. Drawn with Zebra ZensationsContinue reading “To The Last Drop: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial”

Tutorial: Easy Rainy Day Urban Landscape


A while back, I did a painting that I thought was super simple, but my readers said it wasn’t. I listened, and simplified it even more. You can paint this rainy day urban scene without worrying about proportion, perspective or technique. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s fun! The tutorial, complete with video, can beContinue reading “Tutorial: Easy Rainy Day Urban Landscape”

Hot Summer Night with Giraffe


Artwork: Ecoline Watercolor Brush Pen & gel pens on Hahnemühle Cold Pressed watercolor postcard I’ve been trying to keep up with the February Doodlewash prompts and managed to do most of them. The prompt Giraffe came up though, and time was short. I grabbed my Ecoline Watercolor Brush Pens and just started drawing with nothingContinue reading “Hot Summer Night with Giraffe”

Penguin Chick: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial


Have you seen my review of Ecoline Watercolor Brush Pens? You can find it here. Today, my hubby took a penguin chick in his lunch bag. #Penguin was one of the February prompts on Doodlewash and the reference photo I used was courtesy of MemoryCatcher at Pixabay. My chick was done on Hanemühle cold-pressed watercolorContinue reading “Penguin Chick: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial”

REVIEW: Ecoline Watercolor Brush Pen Set


Watercolor? Brush? Pen? Marker? What are these things? And are these colors wonderful or what? My review of Royal Talens Multicolor Ecoline Watercolor Brush Pen Set has been posted at Doodlewash.

Black Cat: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial


If you are looking for the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday giveaway, you can find it here. Today’s artwork was done on a Hahnemühle Cold-pressed Watercolor postcard. One of the giveaway items this week, is a tin of these postcards! Today, my hubby took a black cat in his lunch bag. This was done forContinue reading “Black Cat: Pencil to Paint mini-tutorial”

Alebrije Pig – Pencil to Paint


Doodlewash/WorldWatercolorGroup Prompt #Pig In real life, an alebrije pig can be any size you want. In real life, the Guiness Book World’s Record Holder for largest pig is Big Bill. In 1933, he weighed in at 2,552 lb, stood 5 ft tall and was 9 ft long! Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Qor WatercolorContinue reading “Alebrije Pig – Pencil to Paint”