Giant Anteater


#doodlewashMay2022:   Did you know that the anteater has the lowest body temperature, 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit, of all land mammals. We aren’t sure why but suspect it is to conserve energy. Saunders Waterford Rough MaimeriBlue Watercolor Pixaby reference photo by PBernfeld. May Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle productsContinue reading “Giant Anteater”

A Cup of Joe


#doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Mug. ‘Create Like a Kid Again‘ – Exercise 12. Discover Fun Facts. Did you know there are 3 theories about the origin of the term ‘Cup of Joe’? One is that Joe was a term for the common man and coffee the drink of the common man. Another is that other slang termsContinue reading “A Cup of Joe”

Rock Hyrax


#doodlewashMay2022: Rock. Did you know that the rock hyrax can form their feet into a concave dome, creating a vacuum like suction to to help them climb? Hahnemühle Beige Toned watercolor paper Maimeriblu Watercolor Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Pixaby reference photo by cjm1967. May Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carryContinue reading “Rock Hyrax”

Whale Shark


#doodlewashMay2022 prompt: Nail. Okay, let’s stretch! Shark scales have dermal denticles – tiny scales that are as sharp as nails plus 300 rows with thousands of nail-like teeth! Did you know whale sharks are the largest fish in the world, growing up to 60 ft long. Despite all the teeth they don’t bite, and areContinue reading “Whale Shark”

Hee Haw


#doodlewashMay2022: Key. ‘Cause don ‘key’, right? Did you know the donkey’s bray requires vocalizing both while inhaling (the hee) and exhaling (the haw)? This is unique to donkeys. Horses and zebras can’t do it. Hahnemühle Hot Press The Collection watercolor paper Zebra Technical Pen Da Vinci Watercolor Pixabay reference photo courtesy of hhach. May DoodlewashContinue reading “Hee Haw”

The Gaur


#doodlewashMay2022 prompt: Mine. ‘Cause Gaur are Cause Gaurs are territorial and bad-tempered, and likely to claim that everything is ‘mine!’. Did you know that Gaurs – the Indian Bison – are the largest cattle? Males weight up1 to 2200 pounds, 11 feet in length and stands 5 to 7 feet at the shoulder. Females areContinue reading “The Gaur”

Flamingo Dance


#doodlewashMay2022 prompt: Lead. Did you know researchers have discovered 136 dance moves that flamingoes perform during mating courtship? What I want to know is who leads — the male or the female? Saunder’s Waterford Cold Press watercolor paper Maimeriblu Watercolor Pixabay reference photo courtesy of techulator. May Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “Flamingo Dance”

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a …


#doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Bat. Did you know that bats are not birds? They are mammals that produce live young and produce milk to feed them. Saunder’s Waterford Hot Press watercolor paper Maimeriblu Watercolor Pixabay reference photo courtesy of alobenda. May Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S.Continue reading “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a …”

The Rufous Bettong


#doodlewashMay2022: Scale. The bettongs are kangaroo rats – small in scale next to kangaroos, but the largest of the kangaroo rats. Did you know the rufous bettongs scientific name (Aepyprymnus rufescens) means “reddish high-rump”? Despite their reddish name, they range in color from reddish brown to pale gray. Hahnemühle Hot Press The Collection watercolor paperContinue reading “The Rufous Bettong”

The Sun Bear


#doodlewashMay2022: Tie & Ham. ‘Cause a female bear is called a sow, and bears like to ham it up! I’m jumping ahead a bit because I’ll be mostly offline this weekend, and I had something I could – kind of – tie to the prompt. See what I did there? Did you know the MalaysianContinue reading “The Sun Bear”