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”

Bug Weevil Scarab


Doodlewash August Prompt: Wheatfield. ‘Cause this is the kind of fellow that farmers don’t wanna see in their wheatfields! This was identified as a bug weevil scarab on the reference photo. Did you know there are over 97, 000 species of weevil, and around 30,000 scarab beetles. I couldn’t find anything about a weevil scarab,Continue reading “Bug Weevil Scarab”

Galactic Explosion


#Doodlewash Prompt: Planet. This is isn’t the prompt until the 22nd, but today was the second day of the Art Party weekend on Facebook, where there were free tutorials all day Saturday and Sunday. I watched Alice Hendon’s Galactic Explosion and this was my version from her tutorial. It was quick and easy, and greatContinue reading “Galactic Explosion”

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”

Vacation Spot


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Vacation. Did you know that there are over 2,500 species of palm trees — and they aren’t all trees? Reference photo courtesy of Einfach-Eve. Paint: Daler-Rowney Aquafine watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard Brush: ZenArt Black Tulip brushes Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S.Continue reading “Vacation Spot”

Giveaway-Hahnemühle 2021 Postcard Tin


Every year, Hahnemühle puts out postcard with new artwork on the tin box. The new 2021 tins, with beautiful artwork from Alicia Aradilla, are now available in the U.S.. I received a bunch of the Cold-Pressed tins and I’m giving five of them away. Five people will each receive one tin of Hahnemühle Cold-Pressed postcards!Continue reading “Giveaway-Hahnemühle 2021 Postcard Tin”

Review: Zenso Watercolors Dotcards


Zenso watercolors are handmade, hand mulled with homemade binder.  They are available in pan (aka cake) form and as dotcard sampler packs, such as I’m reviewing here.   Cheetarah, the creator of Zenso Watercolors is a Mixed Media Artist with a love for watercolor, Fountain pens, and Science Fiction, who has turned her hand toContinue reading “Review: Zenso Watercolors Dotcards”

Lemonade for the Ages


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Lemonade Did you know that the recipe for lemonade has been much the same for over a 1000 years? As far back as 500 AD, the Egyptians were making qatarmizat – a lemon drink made with sugar. Reference photo courtesy of guydudka. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Daler-Rowney watercolor inks on Paper:Continue reading “Lemonade for the Ages”

Weathering the Storm


#DoodlewashMay2021 Prompt: Jumping I started this drawing last year, lost it, and just found it yesterday. Since the dailly prompt from Doodlewash was ‘jumping’, I added on a few people jumping and here it is. The drawing isn’t finished, but I’m going to use it for some of the upcoming prompts, and I’ll show asContinue reading “Weathering the Storm”

Spinning Wheel


Are you looking for my second Hahnemuhle The Natural Line Giveaway? You can find it here. #DoodlewashMay2021 prompt: Wheel.   Did you know that the spindle of a spinning wheel is generally not sharp enough to prick a finger on, despite Sleeping Beauty’s well-known mishap?  I didn’t have much time for today’s prompt, so I grabbed oneContinue reading “Spinning Wheel”