Chinese Water Dragon


#doodlewashJune2022: Lizard. Did you know the Chinese Water Dragon, like many other lizards, has a ‘third eye’? It’s a pineal gland located at the top of their head. It doesn’t ‘see’ images but measures light, helping the lizards navigate, and avoid predators from overhead. Hahnemühle Cold Press Collection Paper Zebra Zensations Technical Pen MaimeriBlu WatercolorContinue reading “Chinese Water Dragon”

Review – MaimeriBlu Tube and Pan Watercolors


A full line of single pigment watercolors. Many pigments that are hard to find in other brands. Professional grade watercolor … Interested? Learn more in my review at Doodlewash!

Koala Tree Hugger


#doodlewashJune2022: Koala. Did you know that there are different kinds of marsupial pouches, forward-facing, backward-facing and a temporary skin fold that only develops in pregnant females? Koalas have a special sphincter muscle to hold their backward-facing pouch closed so babies don’t fall out while Mom is jumping through trees. And contrary to popular belief, notContinue reading “Koala Tree Hugger”

Bioluminescent Mammals


#doodlewashMay2022: Light. Did you know that wombats, and many other nocturnal animals and birds are bioluminescent — they glow under UV light? Scientists accidentally discovered that the platypus was bioluminescent a few years ago. Curious, they began looking for more glowy mammals. Most of the research so far has been done in Australia, as theContinue reading “Bioluminescent Mammals”