Doodlewash Prompt: Red Pepper. I believe the variety shown in my painting is a Black Pearl pepper, which turn red when mature.
Did you know that the capsicum annuum is a fruit that is both male and female? It is known as Sweet Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Chili Pepper, Christmas Pepper, Sweet Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Chili Pepper, Christmas Pepper, Ornamental Chili Pepper, and Red Pepper.
Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Fineliner and Mechanical Colored Pencil in a Beige Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook
This is the last of the drawings that I did while on vacation visiting family in Florida. We had originally planned that visit for the end of March, and I’m so glad we decided to go in February instead!
Instead, of painting this with watercolor, I decided to test colored pencil and fineliner pen in these books. If you look at the drawing, you can see the texture, and it really is watercolor paper. A bit rough for colored pencil, and definitely hard on fineliner nibs.
You can get some beautiful colored pencil effects, but it takes a little muscle and some time to work the color into the fiber (as it would with any cold press watercolor paper).
I like it, but will probably stick to watercolor in this book. It’s faster and I like it even more.
If you want to learn more about the Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour sketchbooks, you can find my review at Doodlewash.
Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor in a Hahnemühle Watercolour Book.Princeton Neptune, Round Size 10.
You ever get to that place where you want to do something, but don’t feel like you have the energy, and you aren’t quite sure what you want to do, anyway?
But you really want to do something.
So you start, and then stop, and start something else. And on it goes.
I was that way last night, and decided I’d paint (what a surprise!). But I just couldn’t get into what I was doing. I recognized the mood I was in, and knew I wouldn’t be happy with my painting no matter what. But I made myself keep at it.
There’s a kind of freedom in knowing you won’t succeed. I turned off my brain and just painted and yes. I don’t like it. But I’m not grumpy anymore and I popped myself out of that ‘I don’t know what I want to do’ because I did something.
Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Schminke watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4Photo courtesy of Alexas_Fotos on Pixabay.
My hubby took a red panda in his lunch bag.
The red panda’s reddish orange fur is good camouflage because of a red-brown moss that grows on the trees where he lives.
One of the items I received for Christmas was an ArtBin Sidekick Art & Craft Supply Storage with Paint Pallet Tray. It’s fantastic for organizing and for traveling with your art supplies. And did I mention it comes with a paint pallet tray?
Please check out my full review of this lovely at Doodlewash.
Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and QoR watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Princeton Neptune Travel Round size 8. Photo courtesy of 9883074 on Pixabay.
Sorry about the Artbin email that went out earlier. WordPress sent it for some reason, but it’s about Friday’s post.
My hubby took an Gelada Baboon in his lunchbag. Did you know this monkey is often called a Blood Breast or Bleeding Heart baboon because they have a patch of red skin on their chest? I didn’t know this until after I finished the painting or I would have chosen a reference photo that showed it and used it for a Valentine’s Day post.
Did you know that one of the fastest ways to tell an ape from a monkey is to look at the tail. If it has one, it is a monkey. Unless it is a loris or a lemur – animal classification is nothing to monkey around with!