Bubbles the Hel Kitty from Beyond the Veil

#DoodlewashAugust2021 Prompt: Bubbles. #DoodlewashSeptember2021 Prompts: Kitty & Puppy. Four years ago, I did a weird little drawing that I called Creature from Beyond the Veil. Facebook brought it up as a memory. I always thought the crittur looked a lot like a rather friendly Hel Hound, and so I decided to do a Hel Kitty,Continue reading “Bubbles the Hel Kitty from Beyond the Veil”

Crathes Castle Topiary

#DoodlewashAugust2021 prompt: Castle. Did you know that topiary can be traced back to Julius Cesar, who made it all the rage? Of course, the Greeks, Chinese and Japanese were creating similar things before that under different names. I decided it had been a while since I did something entirely with pen and marker, and thisContinue reading “Crathes Castle Topiary”

REVIEW: YinMn Blue Watercolor

YInMn Blue – what is it and how do I pronounce it without spraining my tongue? And what’s so exciting about it? Please check out my review at Doodlewash to learn more about the first new inorganic blue in over 200 years!

Tomorrow morning – my review of YinMn Blue Watercolor

You’ve probably heard about this new color discovered in 2009. It’s just recently available to artists. Tomorrow morning, I’ll be sharing my impressions of the color at Doodlewash!

REVIEW: Faber-Castell Creative Studio Portable Watercolors

Looking for a great beginner-to-intermediate watercolor set that’s portable, yet has a full range of colors? Please check out my review at Doodlewash to learn more about Faber-Castell’s 48-color watercolor set complete with brush!

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!

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 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. ToolsContinue reading “Tutorial-How to Draw a Fun & Easy Turtle”

Puppy! – Pencil to Paint Tutorial

Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jane Davenport Travel Watercolor Brush Collapsible Mini Paint Brush and Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 in. This painting is what is known as a ‘line and wash’ because it is drawn in pen first andContinue reading “Puppy! – Pencil to Paint Tutorial”