Hee Haw


#doodlewashMay2022: Key. ‘Cause don ‘key’, right? Did you know the donkey’s bray requires vocalizing both while inhaling (the hee) and exhaling (the haw)? This is unique to donkeys. Horses and zebras can’t do it. Hahnemühle Hot Press The Collection watercolor paper Zebra Technical Pen Da Vinci Watercolor Pixabay reference photo courtesy of hhach. May DoodlewashContinue reading “Hee Haw”

The Gaur


#doodlewashMay2022 prompt: Mine. ‘Cause Gaur are Cause Gaurs are territorial and bad-tempered, and likely to claim that everything is ‘mine!’. Did you know that Gaurs – the Indian Bison – are the largest cattle? Males weight up1 to 2200 pounds, 11 feet in length and stands 5 to 7 feet at the shoulder. Females areContinue reading “The Gaur”

Flamingo Dance


#doodlewashMay2022 prompt: Lead. Did you know researchers have discovered 136 dance moves that flamingoes perform during mating courtship? What I want to know is who leads — the male or the female? Saunder’s Waterford Cold Press watercolor paper Maimeriblu Watercolor Pixabay reference photo courtesy of techulator. May Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “Flamingo Dance”

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a …


#doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Bat. Did you know that bats are not birds? They are mammals that produce live young and produce milk to feed them. Saunder’s Waterford Hot Press watercolor paper Maimeriblu Watercolor Pixabay reference photo courtesy of alobenda. May Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S.Continue reading “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a …”

The Rufous Bettong


#doodlewashMay2022: Scale. The bettongs are kangaroo rats – small in scale next to kangaroos, but the largest of the kangaroo rats. Did you know the rufous bettongs scientific name (Aepyprymnus rufescens) means “reddish high-rump”? Despite their reddish name, they range in color from reddish brown to pale gray. Hahnemühle Hot Press The Collection watercolor paperContinue reading “The Rufous Bettong”

The Sun Bear


#doodlewashMay2022: Tie & Ham. ‘Cause a female bear is called a sow, and bears like to ham it up! I’m jumping ahead a bit because I’ll be mostly offline this weekend, and I had something I could – kind of – tie to the prompt. See what I did there? Did you know the MalaysianContinue reading “The Sun Bear”

Date Palm


#doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Date & Palm. Did you know that a Date Palm can produce up to 10,000 dates in one season? That’s  200-300 pounds of dates! A very quick sketch today. Saunder’s Waterford Hot Press watercolor paper Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Maimeriblu Watercolor Pixabay reference photo courtesy of Pixasuna. May Doodlewash prompts Tools: To findContinue reading “Date Palm”

The Spectacled Owl


#doodlewashMay2022: Watch. Did you know that owls have the best night vision of all animals? No wonder they can watch things so well! Hahnemühle Hot Press The Collection watercolor paper Maimeriblu Watercolor Pixaby reference photo by ambquinn. May Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. andContinue reading “The Spectacled Owl”

Bunny


#doodlewashMay2022: Point. Did you know, if a rabbit points its face at you directly, especially if the tail points up or out as well, it means s/he is angry? Hahnemühle Hot Press The Collection watercolor paper Da Vinci Watercolor Arteza Gouache Pixabay reference photo courtesy of Alexas_Fotos. May Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a listContinue reading “Bunny”

Hummingbird Happy Mother’s Day


Happy Mother’s Day! We had an unusual late April snowstorm this year in Oregon. One of my friends had been watching a hummingbird’s nest in her yard with two babies. Snow covered the area, and tree limbs were crashing around. Judy’s husband put up some foam board to help protect the babies, but of coursel,Continue reading “Hummingbird Happy Mother’s Day”