Kangaroos with a totally unnecessary machine in the background


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Watercolor in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook

Have you entered my giveaway for Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchbooks and Zebra Pens? Go to this review post) and/or this Instagram post to enter.

Doodlewash Prompt: Machine

Did you know that male kangaroos flex their biceps to impress the females? Why does that sound famliar?

Remember -July is (drum beat) … WORLD WATERCOLOR MONTH! Be sure to check Doodlewash for giveaways and check out the cool World Watercolor Month items for sale! The goal is to raise money for The Dreaming Zebra Foundation and support arts education and our future artists.

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here and scroll through to find one near you.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

How to Draw a Fun & Easy Kangaroo!


Artwork-Watercolor, Zebra Zensations Fineliner Pens in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook

Have you entered my giveaway for Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchbooks and Zebra Pens? Go to this review post) and/or this Instagram post to enter.

Oh, time, time, where to do you go? I intended to do an example painting, but here I am with nothing but the step-out. I guess the time just hopped away. Or maybe it’s hiding in the kangaroo’s pouch. Hopefully, I’ll have the example for tomorrow, ’cause I ain’t got nothing else yet!

Remember -July is (drum beat) … WORLD WATERCOLOR MONTH! Be sure to check Doodlewash for giveaways and check out the cool World Watercolor Month items for sale! The goal is to raise money for The Dreaming Zebra Foundation and support arts education and our future artists.

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here and scroll through to find one near you.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

Mars Landscape


Artwork – QoR Mars Orange Deep on Paul Reubens Cold Press

Lately, almost all the artwork I do is for something – a review, a postcard for hubby’s lunch bag, or a tutorial. I love doing all those things, but occasionally I just want to play around without any goal in mind.

The landscape isn’t named for the Martian landscape.

I decided I wanted to see what I could do with just one color. QoR’s Mars Orange Deep is a lovely, opaque earthy orange color (PR101-Red Iron Oxide). I just started light and kept layering. So relaxing and fun!

Tutorial-How to Draw a Fun & Easy Turtle


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Sarasa Clip Gel Pen and Mechanical Color Pencil in Hahnemühle Lilac 1584 dot-grid sketchbook

Susan Masters asked for a step-out for a Fun & Easy Turtle, so I did one. My example is blowing bubbles, so I’m using it for the Doodlewash prompt of Bubbles.

And here’s the step-out.

Tools

Hahnemühle 1584 Notebook (review)

Tutorial – How to Draw a Giant Alium


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Miya Himi Gouache on Hahnemühle Harmony Cold Press Watercolor Paper

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This is a repeat of the Giant Alium step-out. I’ve updated the text, added a Close-up Alium step-out, a new example painting, and a video.

Giant Aliums are fun because they are essentially colorful fuzzy balls on long sticks with triangular leaves.

In the distance, you can’t see that aliums are made up of tiny petals, which I’ll call florets.

If you want to increase your sense of distance, use the Close-up Alium for the nearest flowers and then leave the other flowers solid, with a little shading to indicate roundness.

Or just make it easy and have all your flowers solid with shading.

Artwork: Zebra Pen Funwari Color brush, Zensations colored pencil and Derwent White Graphik Line Painter in a Stillman & Birn Beige-Tone sketchbook. I do NOT recommend the Graphik Line Painters because they blob.

Hahnemühle Hand Lettering Pad  (review)

Full list of Fun & Easy Step-outs

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Tutorial – How to Draw a Grove of Trees


Artwork: Daniel Smith Watercolor on Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress Black

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This is a repeat of the Grove step-out. I’ve updated the text and added a new header example. Sorry – I didn’t have time for a video this week.

One of the hallmarks of ‘naive art’ (I recommend you google Naive Art Landscapes) is that real-life perspective is not important. If your buildings are a little crooked and the road in the distance looks as wide as the road up front – it just adds to the charm.

Grove is a forest of trees. It can be used as the main subject of a landscape, but is also great as a secondary subject in the midground or background.

Your grove can look like several trees or a tree with several trunks that split from the same base.

If Grove is your main subject, you add more detail. If it is background, you want to keep it more simple.

This drawing done with Zebra Sarasa Fineliners on Hahnemühle Watercolor Postcard

Wanna buy some of the cool toys I use?

Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor Postcards (review).

Hahnemühle Hand Lettering Pad  (review)

Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Zebra Zensations Fineliner Pen 0.8mm Assorted 24Pk

Daniel Smith Watercolor Half Pan Set of 15 Ultimate Mixing Set  ( review )

Full list of Fun & Easy Step-outs

Want to share your Fun & Landscapes?  Join the Fun & Easy Landscape Facebook Group!