A Compass Rose

#DoodlewashOctober2021: Rose. #Inktober2021 prompt: Compass. Did you know the compass rose first appeared on charts and maps in the 1300’s? I haven’t had much time for art lately, and I wanted to try out the vintage Sarasa colors — Blue Black · Blue Gray · Green Black · Brown Gray · Red Black, Sepia BlackContinue reading “A Compass Rose”

Celebes Crested Macaque

#DoodlewashOctober2021: Headwear. #Inktober2021: Helmet. Did you know that Celebes Crested Macaque is often mistaken for an ape? They are monkeys, but have such a short tail that it isn’t always easily seen. On the other hand, that little crest on their head, like a helmet or headwear is easily seen! Pen-Zebra Technical Pen, Sarasa GrandContinue reading “Celebes Crested Macaque”

Stuck at the Airport

#DoodlewashOctober2021: Glue. #Inktober2021 prompt: Stuck. Due to mechanical problems on one plane I ended up with a six hour wait at the airport. It seemed appropriate to draw something for this prompt while I was stuck at the airport. Paper: Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketch Paper Pen-Zebra Sarasa Grand Gel Pen – Sepia Black October Doodlewash PromptsContinue reading “Stuck at the Airport”

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”

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”

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”


#DoodlewashSeptember2021: Dandelion. ‘Cause this marmoset’s head makes me think of one! Did you know that marmoset and tamarin monkeys are considered to be most primitive of all the monkeys? They lack a prehensile tail and opposable thumbs, have claws instead of nails and can’t change their expression. Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Daniel Smith Watercolor &Continue reading “Marmoset”