A Rose is a Rose Unless It’s an Apple


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Apples. #Inktober2021 prompt: Pick. Did you know that apples are a member of the Rose family along with pears, quinces, medlars, loquats, almonds, peaches, apricots, plums, cherries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, sloes. Who knew? Paper: Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Pixabay reference photo by Oldiefan. October Doodlewash PromptsContinue reading “A Rose is a Rose Unless It’s an Apple”

Polar Bear Holmes


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Bear. #Inktober2021 prompt: Pressure. This trick or treater couldn’t decide whether to go to the party as a Polar Bear or Sherlock Holmes. The pressure to choose was too much, so they decided to go as Polar Bear Holmes. Photo Reference courtesy of Doodlewash.com Paper: Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArtContinue reading “Polar Bear Holmes”

Make My Brown Eyes Blue


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Eye. #Inktober2021 prompt: Watch. Did you know that all humans actually have brown eyes? But depending on the amount of melanin in the iris and how light is reflected, we see them in a range of colors. So eyes that seem blue reflect more light back than those that seem brown, and so on.Continue reading “Make My Brown Eyes Blue”

Chill Ghost


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Ghost & Chill. #Inktober2021 prompt: Spirit & Fan Did you know that most ghosts are really chill dudes – complete fans of a good ice cream cone now and then? Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Sarasa Grand Gel Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip October DoodlewashContinue reading “Chill Ghost”

Two Ravens


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Bird. #Inktober2021 prompt: Raven. Did you know that besides having over 100 vocalizations, ravens also communicate with gestures? Paper: Hahnemühle Grey Book Zebra Sarasa Grand Gel pen- Bordeaux Purple and Sepia Black Arteza White Gouache October Doodlewash Prompts Inktober 2021 prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in theContinue reading “Two Ravens”

The Faerie Queen in Lace


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Lace. #Inktober2021 prompt: Knot. Did you know that the word lace comes from the Latin word meaning noose? I think it should have come from the word scratchy. It’s beautiful, but I hate wearing it! I vaguely had an idea of drawing something in a Kay Nielsen style. I definitely didn’t succeed in that,Continue reading “The Faerie Queen in Lace”

Three Jugs


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Jug. #Inktober2021 prompt: Vessel. Did you know that concave circle on plastic milk jugs provides structural integrity so the jug is less likely to break if you drop it? Zebra Sarasa Grand Gel pen- Bordeaux Purple and Sepia Black Paper: Hahnemühle Seagreen 1584 Dot Grid sketchbook October Doodlewash Prompts Inktober 2021 prompts Tools: ToContinue reading “Three Jugs”

The Halloween Bunny


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Costume. #Inktober2021 prompt: Suit Did you know that the Easter Bunny has a cousin – the Halloween Bunny? Where do think the Easter Bunny gets all his candy from? Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Daniel Smith Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip and Fineline October Doodlewash Prompts Inktober 2021 promptsContinue reading “The Halloween Bunny”

Quick Crystal Glass Line & Wash Tutorial Video


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Glass. #Inktober2021 prompt: Crystal. October’s a great month for prompts with both the Doodlewash prompts and Inktober. I decided a tutorial was a good way to start off. When I chose the prompts for Doodlewash, I tried to come up with ones that would work with Inktober, but could also be done in completelyContinue reading “Quick Crystal Glass Line & Wash Tutorial Video”

Gray Horse


#DoodewashSeptember2021: Horse. Did you know that a truly white horse is rare? Usually, a ‘white’ horse is born darker and lightens as it ages-they call them gray even if they aren’t.  Others are just very pale cream, or may be spotted like an appaloosa or pinto with very little colored pigment. Genetically, none are albinos.Continue reading “Gray Horse”