Scarlet Macaw-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Da Vinci Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press. Reference photo courtesy of carlswain on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Scarlet Macaw

Did you know that the Scarlet Macaw can fly at speeds up to 35 miles an hour?

Tools:

Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper.

Da Vinci Gouache:

Silver Fox – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of FoxTerrier  on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt: Silver Fox

Did you know that the silver fox is just a color variation of the red fox? About 10% of the population has the silver fur, and it varies from bluish gray to almost black.

It’s funny the way that we perceive color. I used lavender, amethyst and a yellow orange, but given the deep shadows, I think you can be convinced that this is a silver fox in the dusk. Am I right?

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Buttercups on Black


Artwork-Da Vinci Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press. Reference photo courtesy of Pezibear on Pixabay.

Doodlewash Prompt: Buttercup

Did you know that there are almost 2000 different species of buttercup?

Tools:

Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper.

Da Vinci Gouache:

Red Factor Canary – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Reference photo courtesy of achris  on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt: Canary. A very quickly painted red-factor canary.

Did you know that canaries come in many colors? Shades of yellow, of course, and green, orange, red, white, gray, and variations and combinations of all these colors. There are also different types – lizard, crested, frilled, belgian to name just a few of them.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press Watercolor paper

Da Vinci Gouache:

Schmincke Delft Blue Gouache

Blue Crab – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of backpackerin on Pixabay.

Doodlewash prompt: Blue Crab

Did you know that the blue crab’s scientific name – Callinectes Sapidus – means ‘Savory beautiful swimmer’?

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Cassowary- Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Daniel Smith watercolor and Dr. Martin’s Bleedproof white on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard.

Doodlewash prompt: Eggshell

Did you know that the Cassowary is considered to be the world’s most dangerous bird? They have killed humans with their incredibly sharp claws. Their eggs come in various shades of pale green and blue. Once the female lays the eggs, she wanders off and the male takes care of them and then the chicks for up to a year.

This was a BIG bird to fit on a postcard, so I used Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleedproof White to get the highlights on the feathers.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor:

Honey Badger – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard.

Doodlewash prompt: Honey

All the prompts this month are based off of items whose name is also a color, the idea being to get people to explore the colors on their palette. Since I came up with the list, I feel that I should do all the prompts this month, but I still have to my postcards for the lunch bag, so I’ll have to get creative for some of these.

I decided to go with the Honey Badger for this prompt. Admittedly, he isn’t colored like honey, but I did do a honey-like background.

Did you know that the honey badger has been known to attack lions? They aren’t actually badgers at all, being closely related to wolverines.

Tools

And Where You Can Buy Them

Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcards (review)

Zebra Zensations Technical pens (review)

Daniel Smith watercolor: