Tutorial – How to Draw a Fennec Fox Using Zebra Pens


Today, my tutorial showing how to draw a Fennec Fox on black paper, using Zebra Pens metallic brush pens and an assortment of Sarasa Retractable Clip Pens.

Head over to the Zebra Pen Z-Blog and read my tutorial to find out how it’s done!

Don’t forget to check out today’s Weekly Wednesday Giveaway. It has a special prize this week!

Princeton Travel Brushes Review


As part of the World Watercolor Month, Princeton Artist Co. sent me their two new travel sets – one Neptune set and one Elite set. Each has four rounds and a cool brush holder.

What is the set like? How do they differ from the traditional Neptune and Elite brushes? Head over to Doodlewash and read my review to find out!

Tomorrow, I have a tutorial coming out on the Zebra Pen blog. Be sure to check it out and learn how to draw a Fennec Fox!

World Watercolor Month is almost over! But it isn’t too late to join in with a painting or two, enter some of the giveaways and shop for cool World Watercolor Month merchandise that will no longer be available after July 31.

Horse Laugh- Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and QoR watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Princeton Elite Travel Round size 6, 8 & 10. Photo courtesy of x on Pixabay.

Are you looking for:

Tomorrow, my hubby takes a laughing pony in his lunchbag. It may look like a laugh, but that curled lip is a horse or pony’s way of investigating an interesting smell!

Doodlewash prompt ‘ Wildthings ‘.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemuhle Burgund Watercolor Postcard Rough 120lb

QoR Watercolor 11ml tube:

Princeton Aqua Elite Travel Brush Set, Series 4850 Synthetic Kolinsky

 

Aqua Elite Review


Are you looking for:

As part of the World Watercolor Month, Princeton Artist Co. sent me five of their Aqua Elite series of brushes. I received some cool specialty shapes – a dagger, a rigger, a mottler and two oval washes.

What are those? Are they good brushes? Head over to Doodlewash and read my review to find out!

Tutorial-How to Paint with QoR Iridescent Watercolor


Are you looking for:

July is World Watercolor Month. As part of the celebration, I have a tutorial up at Doodlewash, showing how to get the most out of Iridescent watercolor.

I share three different projects, with three different methods of using QoR’s Iridescent Gold (Fine), Iridescent Silver (Fine) and Iridescent Gold (Fine) along with six more of their beautiful pigments.

And learn what that (Fine) means, too!

World Watercolor Month in Lombardy (kind of ) font


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical pen & Qor Watercolor on Hahnemühle YouTangle Tile. Princeton 3/8 in Elite Dagger brush.

Are you looking for:

My watercolor mentor and teacher, Kathy Delumpa Allegri (see her website here), recently moved to Arizona but members of her classes still get together once a month to paint. Each month, someone volunteers to share an idea or technique.

This month, our volunteer, Val Holiday, brought examples of a faux calligraphy technique for us to try, using a Lombardy calligraphy font and illustrations.

I hadn’t really thought of a word, and decided I’d use the opportunity to remind people that it is World Watercolor Month! (and be sure to visit Doodlewash, the home of WWM, on Saturday, because I have a tutorial on using QoR Iridescent paints that will be posted).

The YouTangle paper is excellent for pen and ink. It isn’t really formulated for watercolor, but handles it well enough if you don’t let it get too wet.

Lots of fun!

Wanna buy some of these cool toys now?

Hahnemühle YouTangle Tiles (review).

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

QOR Watercolor Half Pan Set of 12 Ultimate Mixing Set   (review)

Tutorial – How to Draw and Paint a Rooster


Are you looking for:

July is World Watercolor Month. As part of the celebration, I have a tutorial posted at Doodlewash with video and step-by-step instructions.

The prompt for the day is ‘Flying High’. A rooster may not really fly high, but he certainly thinks he does!

Head over to learn how to draw the rooster by identifying the shapes, feather groups and details and then how to paint him, step-by-step.

Using Up Paint and Practicing Brush Strokes


I had lots of paint left over from my Panther’s Picnic painting and a tutorial that will be posted later this month, so I used it up practicing some brush strokes and doing a quick ‘Window View’ and ‘Loose & Free’ for the Doodlewash Prompts.

(and hey! Be sure to visit Doodlewash on Monday. I have a How to Draw a Rooster tutorial coming up!)

It was mostly blue – a mix of QoR Manganese Blue and Iridescent Pearl that I had left over so I did a bunch of stuff at random, paying more attention to what the brush was doing than what I was drawing.

If you look closely at the sunset you might notice that the blue streaks in the sky were practice strokes of leaves done with a dagger brush. I turned the paper sidewise, added color with a mottler and liner brushes, and – voila. I rather cool sunset, I thought.

Some of the other practices bits done with dagger and oval wash brushes.

Panther’s Picnic


Artwork: Qor Watercolor on Hahnemühle Britannia Hot Press watercolor. Princeton Elite Dagger Brush 3/8 in.

I’ve had this vague idea for a painting, floating in my head for a while and yesterday’s Doodlewash prompt of ‘Picnic Food’ gave me the push to get it done.

My panther is looking at a couple of doomed fat-tailed Damara sheep, which are a common breed in Africa. But who knows. He’s being a little lazy and perhaps those sheep will manage to get away.

Preparing for Reviews & Tutorials


I have committed to several reviews and tutorials for July and August. Plus I have a couple of birthday presents to make and visiting family.

July is WORLD WATERCOLOR MONTH!!! There will be reviews, tutorials and giveaways galore at Doodlewash. com, the home of World Watercolor Month. Be sure to check it out as often as you can, ’cause it will be the happening place!

In order to keep myself from being committed from over-stimulation of the brain lobes, I decided to simplify my posting until I have all of these reviews and tutorials written and ready to go. Therefore, no Fun & Easy tutorial today or next week. I do have Tuesday Pencil to Paint tutorials scheduled up though.

It occurred to me, that some of you might like to see behind the scenes as it were. What do I do to prepare for a art tutorial or review?

As you can see from the artwork above, I’ve been doing preliminary sketches and throwing paint on paper to see what how it will flow and what textures I’ll get. This is the sort of thing I do.

I can’t wait to share my results with you!