The Bowerbird


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Metallic. Did you know the Satin Bowerbird builds a nest-like ‘bower’ to attract mates, decorating it with all sorts of shiny objects, preferably blue to accentuate its own metallic blue color? Like the lyrebird, they are remarkable in their ability to reproduce the sound of machines, voices and other bird calls. September DoodlewashContinue reading “The Bowerbird”

The Heat of Lightning


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Lightning. Did you know that lightning is 4-5 times hotter than the surface of the sun? September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can find Zebra pen products here.

Sea Star in a Tidal Pool


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Pebbles. Did you know the pebbly bumps on top of a sea star are various kinds of growths that do various things like absorbing oxygen and cleaning the skin? Thank you Val, for giving me permission use your fabulous photo for inspiration! September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Sea Star in a Tidal Pool”

Pillar Coral


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Underwater. Did you know that corals communicate through chemicals, sound, and movement of their tentacles? This is sort of a work in progress. The thing is I started it, and then lost interest. I’ll keep it around and one of these days, I might decide to work it some more, but who knows.Continue reading “Pillar Coral”

Colors in Flamingo


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Reflections. Did you know there are rare flamingoes that stay white even when eating the correct diet? They aren’t albinos, but suffer from leucism, a lack of pigmentation. There has also been at least one known case of a black flamingo, which has melanism. September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “Colors in Flamingo”

Book Review -Harry Potter: Watercolor Magic: Flora and Fauna


Are you into Harry Potter or the Fantastic Beasts Wizarding World? Would you like to learn a little bit about watercolor? Whether you fit into one or both of these categories, The Harry Potter Watercolor Magic: Flora and Fauna may be just the book for you. The book has thirty-two watercolor projects featuring characters fromContinue reading “Book Review -Harry Potter: Watercolor Magic: Flora and Fauna”

Coati


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Trees. Did you know that Coatis give birth in trees, and that females within the band will take turns baby-sitting for one another? September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can find Zebra pen products here.

African Pygmy Hedgehog


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Hedgehog. Did you know there are 17 species of hedgehog, including the African Pygmy Hedgehog like this one? September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can find Zebra pen products here.

Cheetah Cheats


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Cat. Did you know the cheetah, fastest animal in the world, is only active about 12% of their day? And those speedy sprints usually only last about 30 seconds! They much prefer to sneak up and surprise their prey. September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle productsContinue reading “Cheetah Cheats”

Hitching a Ride – Counting Sheep 12


’Sketching Stuff Exercise and #DoodlewashSept2022 prompt: Music. It may not be music to your ears, but … Did you know that lambs and ewes can recognize each other’s bleats, and that studies have shown they can recognize up to 50 faces, both sheep and human, and remember them for up to two years? I’m posting promptsContinue reading “Hitching a Ride – Counting Sheep 12”