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”

Quick Crystal Glass Line & Wash Tutorial Video


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Glass. #Inktober2021 prompt: Crystal. October’s a great month for prompts with both the Doodlewash prompts and Inktober. I decided a tutorial was a good way to start off. When I chose the prompts for Doodlewash, I tried to come up with ones that would work with Inktober, but could also be done in completelyContinue reading “Quick Crystal Glass Line & Wash Tutorial Video”

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”

Marmoset


#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”

Red Gerbera Daisy


#DoodewashSeptember2021: Daisy. Did you know that the red gerbera daisy symbolizes enormous love? Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Daniel Smith Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Hot-Pressed ‘The Collection’ Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip and Fineline Pixabay Reference Photo: by Kabomani-Tapir. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, goContinue reading “Red Gerbera Daisy”

Spiny Pig


#DoodewashSeptember2021: Park. I misread this prompt as ‘pork’ and immediately thought of a porcupine. Then I realized it was park, but dang it! I had my mind set on a porcupine. And what the heck – porcupines hang out in parks, right? Did you know that the name porcupine comes from the old engligh wordContinue reading “Spiny Pig”

White Betta Fish


#DoodewashSeptember2021: Fish. Did you know that betta fish need oxygen from both the air and the water? This is why they rise to the top and gulp air on occasion. They can actually drown if they don’t get the surface air they need. This was one of those paintings where I wasn’t totally sure howContinue reading “White Betta Fish”

White Swan


#DoodewashSeptember2021: Swan. Did you know the phrase ‘swan song’ came from an early belief that swans made no sound during their lifes except for a beautiful song while it was dyig. The idea is poetic enough that the phrase has lasted, even though the ancient Greeks proved it false. I used an interference medium toContinue reading “White Swan”

Blue-Eyed Black Lemur


What’s this strange creature? You might be forgiven for thinking it’s a deformed black cat, but if you’re in Madagascar, it’s more likely to be a blue-eyed, black lemur. Did you know that other than humans, the only primate that has blue eyes is the blue-eyed black lemur? Poorly named too, because they’re sexually dichromaticContinue reading “Blue-Eyed Black Lemur”