I’m Bat kid!


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Cricket. #Inktober prompt: Bat. Did you know that during the Great Depression in America, Halloween pranks resulted in so many accidental deaths that many places considered banning it altogether? A little early for Halloween yet, but I didn’t feel like painting either a cricket or a bat or a sports game. So IContinue reading “I’m Bat kid!”

Splooting


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Squirrel. #Inktober prompt: Scurry Did you know that besides scurrying around, squirrels sploot (lie flat on their stomach with back legs extended outward)?  Many animals do this in order to cool themselves during hot days. October Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. andContinue reading “Splooting”

Gargoyle


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Stone. #Inktober prompt: Gargoyle Did you know that while Gargoyles are symbols of guardianship, originally they were used mostly as rain gutters to protect buildings from water erosion. October Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can find ZebraContinue reading “Gargoyle”

Taking a Bath


#doodlewashJune2022 prompt:  Elephant. Did you know a baby elephant sucks the end of its trunk, much like human babies suck their thumb? This time I mixed metallic silver with permanent mauve to try for a glisteny-wet look. Hahnemühle The Collection Hot Press Watercolor Paper Aquafine Watercolor Reference Image by Wildfaces from Pixabay. June Doodlewash promptsContinue reading “Taking a Bath”

Humpback Whale


#doodlewashJune2022: Humpback whale. Did you know that humpback whales have ‘gathering’ places where they meet at regular intervals and share songs? I decided to do something a little more stylized for this one. All those barnacles just seem to call for it. Bockingford Hot Press Watercolor Paper MaimeriBlu Watercolor Reference Image by InspiredImages from Pixabay.Continue reading “Humpback Whale”

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”

Spinner Dolphin


#doodlewashJune2022 prompt:  Spinner Dolphin. Did you know that dolphins and whales blow bubbles, sometimes even bubble rings? It’s part of their breathing, but they’ve often been seen playing with the bubbles, and may even communicate with them. Hahnemühle The Collection Hot Press Watercolor Paper Aquafine Watercolor Reference Image by B Truchement from Pixabay. June DoodlewashContinue reading “Spinner Dolphin”

The Australian Shepherd


#doodlewashJune2022: Dog. Did you know that the australian shepherd is not from Australia? Some believe they made their entrance to the U.S. following their Basque masters who had immigrated to Australia then to the U. S. Others believe the breed are off-shoots of British Herding dogs like the collie. This is more of a sketchContinue reading “The Australian Shepherd”

The Beaver


#doodlewashJune2022 prompt:  Beaver. Did you know that a beaver can close his lips behind his incisor teeth, and hold his tongue tightly against the roof of his mouth, so that he can gnaw underwater without swallowing water? This was another experiment to see if I could get that glisteny-wet look of wet fur by usingContinue reading “The Beaver”

Red Panda – Two Panda


#doodlewashJune2022: Red Panda. Did you know there are two species of Red Panda? Recent DNA discoveries have revealed that Chinese Red Pandas and Himalayan Red Pandas are two distinct species, though the difference is mainly in the head shape, and coloration — more white on the Chinese Panda’s face and more distinct rings on theContinue reading “Red Panda – Two Panda”